I often talk about my life in seasons. Of little chapters that have been lived and written into my history, and how each one of them has made me who I am today. I am grateful that God chose to gift everyone differently so that we may each fill a unique purpose within the whole body of Christ. And that every season, whether painful or joyful, is never wasted. That's so much easier to type into a blog post than it is to actually believe and live out though isn't it?
That's why I loved reading Katie Hilbert's new eBook, An Inspired Life: Living Fully and Creativity in Every Season. Katie captures this concept of learning and growing through each season in such an real way. And she reminds me that I can dare to dream while waiting expectantly for God to finish His good work no matter what new (or old and lagging) season that I find myself in.
I loved this quote,
"The beautiful truth is this: We can stop wrestling with the plot and the characters and the length of each chapter in our story, because we know, deep down, He is an infinitely better storyteller than we are, and our version pales in comparison to the one He is ever-so-faithfully writing for us."
If you're feeling a bit stuck in a season, or wandering; restless and discouraged, I recommend reading Katie's encouraging words. She honestly reflects on her own firsthand experience with these very feelings and offers great truth and hope to anchor yourself to. And instead of wishing that season away, she suggests practical ways to embrace it and make the most of it. And I especially loved the chapter called "Marking & Remembering" where she reminds us to write down our story along the way, and by doing so, we are so much more likely to hear His voice and discover the lessons learned.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Katie in person at The Influence Conference in September and I wasn't surprised at all how quickly we clicked. We share a love of all things creative, and are kindred inspiration seekers. Find Katie at her blog, A Place To Dwell, as well as Twitter. She's one of the most friendly and inspiring faces I have met during all my years of doing this blogging thang.