I’m a wanderer, a nomad, tied to no place in particular, but I am not lost.
I am a sojourner on my journey home.
When God called Abraham out he met him with a promise, Abram would be the father of many, a blessing to nations. He had no specific calling, no earthly means to complete what God said would be done. But still he followed.
I’m as perfect as Abraham. I count the stars and think of the promises. I look at the stability of others and realize I don’t know what the tomorrows hold—will this be the last place I pitch my tent? When will the dreams and the plans unfold? When will this life stop being a journey and be the arrival, the place of the happening?
I don’t know if it will ever be.
I long for home. A place to call my own and dig roots down deep. But I sojourn.
Again and again I sojourn.
This world offers so much…it tempts with its treasures, and it lacks…my heart is broken and it calls for home. I walk with a reluctance that wades from this world to the next.
This journey is as much yours as it is mine.
We’re all on a journey home, whether our physical address reflects that or not. We each have a story, a place the Lord is calling us to. Each a promise to be accomplished in Him. We may not know what and it’s not always easy, but a life of faith is lived one day at a time and I am a reluctant sojourner.
Will you join me? Share your reluctance, your path? Where are you setting up your tent these days?
Perhaps you have a few questions?
Why The Reluctant Sojourner?
I had been twirling the idea for The Reluctant Sojourner in my head for awhile, when at Relevant ’11 (now Allume) I finally paid attention to what makes me tear up. But to be honest, there are days I long for the completion of all things and the home where Jesus reigns and then there are days when I give into the things of this world. I flounder in my reluctance between both worlds.
What happened to Reflections of a Princess?
After 6 years of blogging at Reflections, it’s time to move on. I learned a lot about myself blogging there and it is definitely part of my journey, but I feel The Reluctant Sojourner encompasses more of who I am and where I’m headed.
How will this blog be different from the last?
Like I said, Sojourner (as I affectionately call it) encompasses a bit more of who I am. It’ll focus on the spiritual journey of not knowing what’s next, but still living in the everyday with purpose, but it will also give me a chance (and you) to let my creative side breathe a bit more…to share what inspires me.