My husband and I find ourselves talking about vision, goals, and the future many times. Let’s be honest…I’m a girl who loves a plan and will work that plan to get things done. So, I’m usually the one asking and wondering what’s next and where we are going.
Being an achiever is one of my top strengths from Strengths Finder! This strength helps me get stuff done and well…achieve a lot! Every day is an opportunity to achieve something. I constantly want to keep growing and changing. I love looking forward to new adventures. Though, I can also be one to jump in without as much intentional seeking of God’s input as can be helpful. Not to say that I don’t seek God. I do! But oftentimes I want to seek Him in the more like “let’s see what doors close” rather than let’s pray to hear about what door to try first.
My husband is more detailed and methodical. He still loves adventure and travel thankfully but approaches things differently. I am thankful for the insight and view he brings to our relationship! Even when I don’t understand or struggle, I’m glad for the ways God uses both our strengths.
Toward the beginning of the month, my husband suggested that we pick a time to intentionally pray each night about a specific area that we’ve been talking about. This was his response to my wanting a tangible next step to explore some options.
My first thought definitely was along the lines of that’s not very tangible or well sounds more like a I’m getting a “no” but I will tell you I will pray about it.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve warmed up to his wisdom in suggesting this as a next step. We have grown closer as we do this together rather than praying on our own. I have been privileged to see further into his heart and where he is at with things. I can see that his request was not a “no” but a genuine desire to hear from God first.
This intentional practice has also tied right into what God has been impressing on my heart over the last few years. When I think about who I want to be remembered as, one of my biggest heart’s desires is for others to know that I really pray for them and am one who prays. Not just the “I’ll pray for you” and then say one little prayer (which is okay sometimes!) but the I’m going to battle with you and earnestly praying and seeking God on your behalf.
There’s the sweetest lady at church (even though she is unable to come to services now I think and pray for her often) and she may not be known to everyone and I don’t even know her full story but I know she prays faithfully. She has been such an inspiration to pray and keep praying.
I don’t feel like many people leave comments on blog posts anymore but if you have something on your heart I’d love to hear it and pray for you.