Hello. My name is Rainer (pronounced Ry-ner). I am a blogger. It’s been a week since my last post.
Last week, I started a new series focusing on freedom. You can read my first post of the series here.
I’ve spent a good bit of time the last few months seeking freedom from the noise. When I leave work, my mind seeks solace from the shouts of “Hey! Hey! Hey!” and the strains of a very demanding role in a homeless discipleship ministry experiencing tremendous growth and rapid change. As a key player in both initiating and implementing change, I wrestle with numerous challenges, including communication gaps and gaffs.
A big part of my job is making sure that all the components of the train are running properly and keeping the train running on time. This involves collaborating with other leaders, team members, and a sea of stakeholder. When asked to describe my role, I reply “people, problems, and projects.”
It’s easy to feel chained to the demands of outside factors that feed and fuel the noise. I need respite and refuge. I want freedom.
Lately, I’ve found freedom through art, specifically by learning to draw. Also, I’ve found refuge in music, particularly, chill instrumental piano music. This naturally leads to sitting down at my own piano and playing. In this space, I find freedom.
Through this process, I am able to focus more on Him and less on me. It helps me connect to my higher power—God—more deeply.
My friend, it is far too easy to fall prey to the bondage of busyness. The truth is that freedom is frequently found in our ability to be still and simply sit with God, listening, no words necessary.
How do you find solace amid the noise? Are you free?
As you stay busy becoming, don’t forget to be.
The Devotional Guy™