On a Saturday in August I was driving with two friends to a day retreat. Somewhere in the discussion one of my friends said, “Missy, we just need to be where our feet are!”. Earlier that week I had been working with a spiritual practice called “The Compass”, a tool for stepping back and looking at one’s life. These words spurred me on as they also seemed to have something to with seeking God’s intention for my life in this season.
As I began to work through the different directions of the Compass, I began to realize, that more than a physical location and direction, was my need to be in touch with the interior movements of my soul and my relationship with God.
A few weeks ago, I was getting ready for a few days away with friends. An email had come a few weeks earlier asking us to read Genesis 3:9 in preparation for our time together. I put it off not thinking it would really apply to me but about 3 days before leaving decided I should read it. I knew I’d be asked to share how it spoke to me. I laughed when I read it!
“Then the LORD God called to the man [me], ‘Where are you?’”
“He [I] replied, ‘I heard you walking in the garden so I hid.’”
Isn’t that just like God! God knows exactly where I am and yet God still asks me ‘Where are you?” I guess I didn’t quite get “Be where your feet are.” How can I be where my feet are if I don’t know where I am?
As so the invitation comes once again, “Missy, at this juncture, as you take time to pause and reflect; Where are you? Be where your feet are! It is there you can ask Me what I intend for you.”