What Are You Doing?
A few years ago before we moved to Colorado, my family went on a summer trip to Santa Fe. We were looking for something quick to do on our way home, hopefully a pool because it was…hot, and we discovered the Santa Fe Blue Hole. It is literally an oasis in the middle of the high desert. The waters are a gorgeous turquoise, and due to its depth, it is a regional attraction for divers. Here’s the “best” part though, the water is a consistent 62 degrees year-round.
We were all sold because it was probably around 100 that day. We got there after a few hours driving, and then reality sunk in. Those “cliffs” are kind of high, and, WOW. 62 degree water is really cold. My husband jumped right in. His comments were “This feels great” and “You just have to jump in. Don’t think about it.” DON’T THINK ABOUT IT?! Does this man still not know who I am? I stood at the top of the cliff, looking into the depths, knowing that super cold water awaited me. Plus, even though I knew it was just fish, did I REALLY know what was way down there? What are you doing?
In the end, I did jump in a few times. The water was…bracing to say the least, but I didn’t want to be the weenie of the family, and I knew I would regret it if I didn’t.
This story came to mind as I was getting ready for this blog because I find myself thinking “What are you doing?” on a regular basis. I’m learning a new-ish job, using skills I haven’t used in a long time, raising teenagers, and I’m really good at over-thinking things. I have come to the conclusion that sometimes, I really don’t know what I’m doing. Here’s the best part though, I serve a God that knows everything. He knows me, He knows my kids, and He knows my failures. He also knows my strengths, and He knows who I need to be with in order to be my best. He has put me in place to be my best in order to serve Him, and He has put me with people (thank you Keith!) who balance and push me to do things I wouldn’t be able to do on my own.
Lydia Massie, Director of Children’s Ministry