Sunday, September 09, 2007

Busyness of Life

Last night I had a dream. I’m not the best at interpreting dreams, but I knew what it meant. I asked my own resident dream interpreter (Tom) his opinion. The basics of the dream was that I was busy doing everyday activities. When I went to Wal-Mart, my last stop of the day, I couldn’t find my car in the parking lot. I thought someone stole it, but I was more bothered because my book that I had written was in it. I found the car and then I woke up. The meaning was this; don’t get so busy with life’s everyday that I forget about my writing, especially my book. Car’s represent your ministry or vocation in dreams.

I find that God will try to get my attention in all types of ways, but when He really wants to get my attention, I dream. Why? Maybe it’s because that’s what we do at our church and I appreciate the fact that He speaks to His people this way.

This past week has been very busy at work. This weekend it’s been busy with church activities. I’ve not written a blog entry since Tuesday. I’m still trying to figure out if I should pursue self publishing my book. If I do, then where do I get the finances? Well it seems God wants me to not to forget about getting it into print. It’s my desire also, but one I’ve left on the shelf because of the busyness of life.

Everyone I know is busy. I’m a wife and mother, I work full time, I’m a pastor’s wife and lately a teacher. Each of these aspects of who I am have taken center stage in my life at different times and now it seems that God wants to add writer to it. It’s time to make that center stage. I’m still processing that.

So Lord I pray for your guidance as to how to precede from this point. Lord show me your way so that I may follow in the steps You have for me. Give me the grace not to let my car (writing) stay parked, but help me to start that car and move it forward. Amen.

© Nadine Z. 2007

19 comments:

pinks & blues girls said...

I know that you will find your way in your publishing journey. You are so very talented.

Dreams are so interesting to decipher. Or at least try to!

Jane, P&B Girls

Penless Thoughts said...

Interesting thoughts.
Susan

Dedee said...

My prayers are with you.

Sunydazy said...

Nadine, Thanks for stopping and leaving me a comment. I have been busy this week. Not much time for blogging. Things will settle down a bit after we get into a routine with school. It's interesting to hear about your dream. God has spoken to my heart through dreams many times...since I was a child. Sometimes my dreams are just my own thoughts being processed and sometimes I know that they mean something more. That's when I stop and pray and ask God what (if anything) I should do. It 's a fascinating subject! :-)

Keshi said...

My prayers will be with ya Nadine...altho sometimes its hard for me to believe in God.

HUGGGGGGGGGZ!
Keshi.

EM said...

The power of your words both spoken and written are going to impact others. Hold nothing back! Miss You!

palmtreefanatic said...

I suppose you could look at it as all these things in your life will help you write the book better? God Will make a way for it to all work out! I think you have so much Talent Nadine! You are so Blessed!

chelle said...

I am totally bad at getting too busy so I can totally relate! I am glad the dream came to you so you can focus on what is important.

Tammy said...

Oh, as you know for my posts, I too have been having busy days. And you know...I feel so guilty sometimes, because ever since I found blogging (which is sometimes an outlet for my writing) I have shelved the book I almost had written. True, I had hit a tough spot in it, finding a way to bring those last couple chapters all together...but your post reminded me that I should not give up on it.

Nadine, I'll be praying for you, too, as you seek wisdom!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I know that God does have the answer. I continually struggle with the busy-ness of life and if I am handling it the way He would like.

Karolee said...

Because of our "get out of debt" journey, I have come to learn that if God wants something for us, he will provide the money - we don't have to get a loan. Pray that God will provide the funds for self publishing - it will be a very clear sign for you if the cash is provided.

Elle*Bee said...

He certainly knows how to get our attention, doesn't He? It's great that you & Tom are perceptive enough discover the message in your dreams.

Art said...

Sometimes I think that feeling of overwhelming busyness IS God's voice leading us away from it for a while...

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

Keep these words of Bertolt Brecht in mind as you find your way to publishing your book... "It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead."

I guess I am saying what art (post before me) is saying, just in another way.

Your boundless energy just needs the essential rest!

Sharon - Pinks & Blues Girls

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

If God is inspiring you to write and publish then it must be a worth while read, can I have an autographed copy?

Praying for you on this.

Shionge said...

Hey Nadine...you have such a talent and flair in writing that I certainly hope you would pursue your dream :D

Ann(ie) said...

Ditto.

And I love your writing style.

deep breaths and baby steps, girl.

xo.

Sandy said...

Love and prayers during your decision-making season, Nadine!
Sandy

Louise said...

Great reminder to stop in the busy-ness!! Thanks for that!