I've spent the last few days with hundreds of authors, book editors, agents, and bookstore owners. I'm sure I'm leaving out one or twelve other titles from the book industry, but you get my point… right?
I met incredible fiction writer.
Spent some time with an amazing singer songwriter/ author/ speaker (this girl does it ALL! )
Laughed with a National Sales director (for a publishing house).
Had dinner with a publicist who could easily be my next best friend.
Joked, chatted and giggled with a New York Times Bestseller.
I could see my What's Next in all of them.
I wanted to write songs, sell books, handle promotions, and pen the next New York Times bestseller.
But that's not my What's Next.
What is my What's Next? I'm not sure, but God knows.
Will I write another book? I hope so. Will I do more comedy? I hope so.
My natural inclination is to run to the What's Next. It's to pick out what I WANT and make it happen. I like to KNOW where I'm going, but when I KNOW I just move, I don't pray.
This place of not knowing is a HUGE blessing. I'm standing here looking at all the options. People are telling me to go this way or head that way.
But I'm waiting on God. I need Him to open the door to What's Next. I need Him to light the path and I can walk forward.
I've run ahead of the What's Next. I didn't wait on God to light my way. After all, my path made sense. It was logical. I understood the way, at least I thought I did. I ran into the dark. I fell. It hurt. And I don't want to do that again.
These days I'm waiting. Not so patiently, but I'm waiting. And I'm hanging on to Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
God will show me What's Next in His time. For now, I'm walking in today — and today I know I LOVE Jesus and want so much to do His will. And that's all I need to know …. today.