If my last trip to Uganda was called ‘Experiencing’ this trip is called ‘Learning’.
It’s as though all the previous dozen years of visions and prophecy and wisdom is coming together into one dynamic whole.
All of what I am to be about, and what I am not to be about, is getting washed through in the mix of these days.
Like panning for gold, all the superfluous matter is being washed away.
I can’t tell you how good this feels.
To have a vision fine-tuned down to the very work, to the very core, means there is so much not to be done, that simplicity is all that is left.
But it’s not been without it’s challenges. There are those who would like to take what I am bringing to the table and organize it and plan for it and around it and into the future with it.
But of course… none of that is going to happen.
We’ve entered a new era in time. It’s not just through what I am doing and how God is leading me, but it is showing up across the globe and in almost every sector of society.
It’s the ability to move with agility and to remain nimble. To move with clear purpose but without a plan that is unwieldy or locks any one of us into place.
It is the era of the artist.
No matter your work or aspirations, your gifts or callings, the work of an artist is that which flows out of the core of our beings. Artists best work comes in the flow of our days and out of the depths of our hearts.
The guiding mantra of the artist are not clocks and time-frames, calendars or others expectations, but work that exemplifies care and expertise, work of masters and skilled craftsmen,
Work delivered right on time
In the words of Frederick Buechner, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the worlds deep hunger meet.”
It is the work of an artist.
The way of 9-5 and you are guaranteed a paycheck have passed. (In case you didn’t know it).
The work that pays the most these days are the works that come out of our very guts. Out of our souls and spirits.
But it is exactly the kind of work we shy away from,
For it is work that requires we give of ourselves, in great risk and with great passion.
This is the kind of work, the only kind of work, that meets the worlds deep hunger.
And it is the only kind of work that will ever satisfy. And the world is ready and waiting for this work. For the very work that will spring from your core is desperately needed somewhere.
It’s why every time a baby’s birth is announced I write, “Welcome to the world little one, the world has been waiting for you.”
Because it’s true.
Every single one of us have something unique to bring to the world, and each one of us have been uniquely positioned to bring that something, whether we know it or not, whether we will go after it or not,
It is there, waiting to be released, waiting to bless and be blessed
Every one of us has something that others are desperate for. Every one of us has something that others have been praying for. Every one of us has a touch of God that will change lives,
If we just take the time to touch, to reach, to stretch out past our comfort zones.
It is an exhilarating ride to say the least, scary as heck, uncertain as anything ever was, but oh so stunning in the process,
The world truly is waiting for you