It’s truly a strange world we live in.
So many are preaching tolerance and yet most can’t find a way to tolerate those who disagree.
Most of the world’s population barely survives with an income of just a $1 a day and yet those few who have an abundance are some of the unhappiest people on earth.
So many tell us what they believe and so few show us those beliefs in their actions.
Dissonance – a tension or clash resulting from the combination of two disharmonious elements
This is what I see in my life, in this world. The push-and-pull of words not matching actions. And I’m as guilty as anyone I know.
2015 has changed me. I have been bent, bruised, twisted and broken. And I’m only half way through it! Ugh!
Yet at the same time it has been so good. I can’t really explain this except with the word – dissonance.
I am being sifted but this time I am finally letting God have his way and not running from the process. I decided I can trust Him and just go with the flow. I may have even yelled, well more like mumbled, Bring it, World!
I focused on the good because let’s face it, there is always good if you look hard enough, and let the bad run it’s course.
Slow is how I would describe it, slow and painful. I never want to be back in this place again. And I don’t believe I will be.
The plan is called the 2020 plan. It begins today, preparing us for incredible change. In the end, moving, at least part-time, out of the US is the goal. Serving. Loving. Investing in people. Months long mission trips. Building the Kingdom.
I want my life to count for something. I don’t want to hang my head in shame when I stand before a holy God. I want to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
There is quite a lot to get done before then so this blog will record the process and the journey. Maybe it will help others who are fed up with the dissonance.