My friend drew my attention to this video today and I am so excited! I couldn’t ask for a song that so perfectly speaks to what this blog and Unfinished Ministries is all about. I have a lot of growing to do to help #iamunfinished become all I dream it to become…but I’ll take it one unfinished day at a time and trust God to bring it to completion in His perfect way. I hope you enjoy and are as inspired as I was!
“Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 2:11
At the beginning of this series I told you that I was ‘burnt out on trying.’ I was done…just done. This series has taken you (and me) on a journey of discovering what I was done with.
I’ve just begun reading Ecclesiastes. It’s not a book of the Bible I have ever spent much time reading because it always seemed depressing. I mean who really wants to read about everything being meaningless! However, as I finished reading Proverbs Ecclesiastes followed and I have discovered it is not the complete downer I had pegged it to be. I guess my heart was ready to hear its message and I realized it defines the burnt-out place I’ve been these last six months. Having surveyed all my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve I found it was a ‘chasing after the wind.’
I don’t have a post for you this week. It is the first time I have not had something ready to share with my reader’s in a year! Things have been getting crazy around here because there are a lot of exciting things happening. I can’t wait to fill you on all the details but for now they have to stay under wraps…
The main reason I don’t have an official post though is that I am hard at work on a new series which will kick off next week. About a month ago I asked you what your biggest struggles were with self-esteem and the responses all fell into four interesting, and not entirely expected, categories. During the next seven weeks we will be taking a look at these four self-esteem killers, learn how to recognize them for what they are and discover strategies to use in the battle against them. I am hopeful you will find the information helpful and encouraging as you seek to grow.
To tide you over until we get started with this new series I wanted to point you to a great new post, Joy Thief, by my friend Jessie, who blogs a little bit of gratitude into every day. I know it will offer you inspiration to carry you through the rest of your week!