Kenneth Darter

Writing, Music, and Life

New Directions

I’ve been avoiding writing this post for some time now.  I found myself cleaning the kitchen the other day instead of working on it.

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(not my kitchen, but you get the idea)

Several months ago, I left a job I had been at for over eleven years and started a new job where I could work from home most of the time.  Being at home has given me extra time to pursue some of my long term goals.

One goal was something I had been praying about for some time and felt like it was important to do and devote a great deal of time to it.  But then the door was shut in my face.  Some part of me was relieved that the decision was out of my hands, but a big part of me wanted to know why it wasn’t right for me to pursue it right now (if at all).

And here’s where the hard part comes in – I got the answer to my question.

God led me to two things that needed to be on my “to-do” list.  To some extent they were already there, but the whole experience has helped show me what my priorities should be.

The first thing was to “Drink Deeply”.  I have been working for some time to make reading the Bible a daily habit.  But reading is not enough, I need to drink of His word like a man starving in the desert – study it, understand it, and live it.  And then, maybe, just maybe, I’ll be wise enough to teach it to my children.   But perhaps there are also other things in my life that I need to “drink deeply” of?

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(I bet this guy drinks his fill whenever and wherever he wants to)

The second thing was to “Fulfill Commitments”.  When I think of commitments, my mind goes to the list of projects and chores I want to work on, especially the grandiose list that I made for 2011.  But I also have older projects that have been sitting idle for far too long and maybe there are other commitments in my life I need to pay attention to right now.  It’s time to clean house and work on finishing what I start, or at least, decide that it’s not something I’m going to do right now.

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(love this movie, still listen to the soundtrack)

So that’s where this blog comes in.  I’m going to document my journey in both of these areas on this blog.  This will help me maintain the direction that God is leading me in as well as help me fulfill one commitment which is this blog which has been ignored for sometime.

As always, I’m sure the journey will be fun and full of the unexpected.

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4 thoughts on “New Directions

  1. Looking forward to hearing more brother! I’m trying to get back in the habit of blogging also. Funny, my first entry on the way back to blogging consistency was also today. 😉

    • Bill, yes I saw your post. It’s part of what encouraged me to go ahead and publish this. I’ve been working really hard this year on new and better habits.

  2. Sounds like you and I are in the same boat in that regard!

  3. Pamela on said:

    …and I will be watching to make sure you are keeping you commitments…

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