Fresh Out of Amazing Again

If you received my newsletter on Friday you know this summer I have been feeling fresh out of amazing. I’ve been here before. I’m practically a professional at feeling this way. It is almost like I’m standing on a stage with several hundred people watching and waiting for me to do something amazing and I’m fresh out. I have nothing left to give.  So I just stand there staring back at them in the awkward silence. I can’t run off stage. I can’t explain what is going on in my heart. I’m wordless and they are waiting.

The Lord has been dropping all kinds of hints that I need to find a once and for all solution for this familiar place. He has led me to some passages of Scripture and is speaking gently to my heart. I’m using what I’m learning to prepare a talk for the Declare Conference later this summer. Here is the description and a short video:

“How do we wildly obey God when we are exhausted, disappointed, and simply fresh out of amazing? A tiny book in the Old Testament might just have the answer. Habakkuk was a prophet who was discouraged and wrestling with God. What did he do? He stationed himself at the watchtower and waited to see what God would say. What did God say? How did Habakkuk respond? Let’s unpack it together and discover encouragement four our hearts as well.”

Can you identify with me here? I’m guessing you can. I know the answers are found in God’s Word and I’ve already found myself resting in him because of what I’m studying. He is so faithful.

Will you pray for me as I regroup and prepare for this talk which I think will  radically change my life? I can’t wait to share more with you in the days ahead.

xo,

Stacey

P.S. I also recorded a podcast for Declare about being Fresh Out of Amazing. We also talk about writing, following a spark, and how I’m so proud to be a blogger.   You can listen right here.

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Comments

  1. Lou says:

    Stacey, you are so definitely in my thoughts and prayers…so glad you shared

  2. Oh my friend. I see a spark. Follow it :) I love your heart so much.
    Brooke McGlothlin recently posted..A Summer Book Study for Mom’s Who Want to Control Their Emotions

  3. Ashlie says:

    I can so relate to your words, Stacey. I’ve been in this spot numerous times and this year I’ve been asking God about it, too. Why is this a pattern in my life? I’m not sure, yet, but I do want to be wildly obedient. Love your heart and Habakkuk is one of my favorite OT books. Wish I could hear your talk! I’ll be praying for you (and crossing my fingers that the sessions will be recorded/posted online) ;)
    Ashlie recently posted..Where I’m headed, a goodbye, and an invitation.

  4. Amy says:

    I can so relate to you. I just listened to the Declare podcast. Such great stuff! I too have 4 kiddos 3 boys and a girl. I am struggling my way through and drawing closer to Jesus through it. I am so excited to come to Declare (my first blogging conference) and would love to meet you!

    • stacey says:

      Amy I can’t wait to meet you! I think my session is on the last day but find me before that so we can chat! Preferably while drinking coffee and eating cupcakes! Your first blogging conference — you will love it! It is my first Declare Conference so we have that to share! See you soon!