This is a recap of Day #2. I decided I needed to take some time to really soak-in the trip and time with God. Which is why I didn’t post this right away…. But here it is now! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
Day two is down! It wasn’t raining as much today. Yay! That allowed me to get some walking exploring done. My post yesterday talked about how I checked out the Frothy Monkey on 12th South. After I was done there I explored some of 12th South. I was glad that my brother had recommended it to me. I definitely suggest checking that area out. There were lots of interesting shops and places to eat. Plus, several of those really cool murals.
After some window shopping on 12th South and an area called the Gulch. I decided to check out the beautiful new LifeWay bookstore downtown Nashville. If you know me then you know that the local LifeWay bookstore back in Indy has long been a happy space for me. Whenever I was feeling discouraged or if I had a really stressful day I would love to wander around the isles, letting the Christian music sink into my stressed brain, and I would make lists of the books I want. There stores and authors have long been part of my story.
I don’t know what God has for me in the future, but I do know that even dreams start one day at a time.
Compared to the one back in Indy this one was huge. They even had a whole Beth Moore section. I found myself thinking how it would be so cool if it was God’s will for my name to be on books like that someday. My dream is for that. To speak and share my journey of being so lost and so sure that God would never want me back. To the girl God pursued and redeemed my life. I don’t know what God has for me in the future, but I do know that even dreams start one day at a time. They start with surrendering those very dreams to God, and trust that whatever He has planned, it will be just what you need. I have to remind myself of this sometimes.
Dreams also take stepping out of your comfort zone.
Dreams also take stepping out of your comfort zone. That has been a big thing that I’m learning this trip. I mean, even taking this trip was a huge leap of faith and out of my comfort zone. Traveling by myself is something I would pin on Pinterest, talk about, say it was on my bucket list, but in reality I didn’t ever think I actually could do it. Then I started wondering, “what if I did do it? What if it was possible?” I realized that honestly there was no reason why not too. I started taking to God about it, and I have been wanting to visit my brother here in Nashville…. Trying to coordinate my schedule, with my brother’s, and a friend’s schedule was just not going to happen. So I felt like God was speaking to my heart to just go. To trust God to be my travel buddy and go!
She commented that maybe it’s because I’m learning to make God my home.
It may look like I’m traveling by myself, but I’m not. I have God with me. He is always with me. I mentioned to a friend this morning how Nashville feels like home. Which is super weird for me. Normally after a day or two I’m done with the vacation and ready to go home. Honestly, thats why I didn’t make my trip a whole week, but now I’m wishing I had. She commented that maybe it’s because I’m learning to make God my home. Honestly, I think that is a big part of it. I am learning to trust God and go where He leads. To talk to who He says to talk to, and walk even closer in-tune with the Holy Spirit and know His voice speaking to my heart. And just being content wherever God has me. That wherever can be physical or it can be a state of life or even just a place in growing and healing. To be home and content in Him.