A few months ago, my friend Katie e-mailed me and said, “Mary, I just read this book and you’ve got to read it. It is changing my life.”
Now, Katie and I have been known to talk in the dramatic. Our lives are big and loud and messy, and we aren’t afraid to tell each other all about it. But there was something different in that short note. Something that made me stop, find the book online and buy it right then.
Even though the book didn’t sound interesting to me. Even though I was sure that I wouldn’t be changed by reading it. Even though I was a tad bit concerned that I’d just spent $15 for another book to collect dust on my nightstand.
And sure enough, that book came in the mail, and it sat on my table for weeks. Just staring at me. With irritating words like, “What if the life you really want, and the future God wants for you, is hiding right now in your biggest problem, your worst failure . . . your greatest fear?”
[Insert heavy sigh here.]
i'd like to read that book. i think you're right – so often we tend to think we should be waiting for God to call us to something exciting and glamorous and (dare i say it?) noticeable, when we miss the whisper that says "you are exactly where I want you to be."
as for the adventure God's been leading me on, see my blog :)
I LOVED your post…read it at (in)courage this morning :) I've got to check out that book…I've heard good things about it. thanks!
Sorry I'm a few days late reading this, but I had to comment! As you know, we go to NCC when we're in DC, so we are used to the creative and interesting ways the author puts things! Jake and I enjoyed this book a lot too, and it's been good for us as we think and pray about what God has in store for us in the next few years. My tendency is to dismiss opportunities too quickly while simultaneously not dreaming big enough. I'm glad you mentioned the book a few months back, as it was the impetus for me to go buy it myself!