Inline and Online

“The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.” 

I’ve a new job since the end of July. I got promoted last Monday. My roommate just got a new job on top of the one she already had. I’ve been blessed financially. I’ll be receiving approximately $5,000 this month to pay off a large part of my student loan debt. I’m working out. I feel healthier. I’m full of joy. I’m fostering deeper relationships with the people around me. I joined the church choir. I’m writing a script for a short, short film. I’m helping to multiply a church into the city where I live.

As you read, there is a ton of stuff going on in my life right now.

I believe that the reason I’ve been so blessed lately is because of my obedience to God’s call on my life. I’ve put myself inline with what He wants me to do. I’ve aligned with the proper people around me, thus building a support system of accountability and prayer. I chose to obey His leading and He’s blessing me for it.

Instead of trying to go my own way, forge my own path, go in a new direction–insert every other cliché of this nature–I listened to God’s direction. And…I followed it.

It’s one thing to listen to what He has to say. It’s quite another to actually do what He tells you to do.

Though this terse blog makes it seem easy, it was not. No. Instead it was incredibly difficult at times to go where God was telling me to go. I had to leave my family. I moved 10 hours away from the place I grew up to take up residence in a place I’d only driven through before.

Last summer (not the one that everyone thinks is over because school is starting, but the summer of ’06), God placed the call of online ministry into my heart. I went to school to be a print journalist, but now I’m employed in the online journalism field. God really shaped my heart into a whole new sphere of influence: The Internet.

Since I was inline with God’s direction, now I’m online living out His plan for me. I’m involved in several online venues ranging from posting on message boards to running entire websites. He’s given me the desire of my heart. I am now a light in the dark world of the internet. The ministries and organizations I’m involved in are a safe and Spirit-led haven.

God gave me my biggest dreams because they were also His biggest dreams. The Bible says to delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of the heart.

I delighted. He gave.

Inline and online for the Divine.


3 thoughts on “Inline and Online”

  1. You’re right Lindsay, allowing God’s will to be done in our lives is so much easier said than done. But just as Romans 8:28 says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” You are living proof of that. Keep on, and God Bless

  2. I’m really curious about that short, short film…excited to read all about it. And it’s plain awesome how all these things are working out in your life, these blessings you’re receiving.
    *smiles at your wordplay too*
    this is a cool blog, i like how you’re writing alot more often. very good deal. keep it up 🙂

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