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Uncomfortable and Inconvenient – Week 2

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Well, we’re packing our bags and moving to Papau New Guinea to live in a grass hut and hunt wild boars…or maybe not.

Actually, after I hit the publish button on my Uncomfortable and Inconvenient post last week, my brain was attacked by thoughts like “What did I just put out there? What if I end up looking like a fool who can’t follow through? What if I don’t do anything remotely uncomfortable or inconvenient? What if I sense that God wants me to do something REALLY uncomfortable and inconvenient, and I just don’t do it because I don’t want to?….” You get the picture.

I prayed that night and asked God to give me a little glimmer of something that would show me I’m not crazy. He answered through several of my friends.  Some commented on my post, some commented on facebook and some spoke to me in person about their desire to be aware of what God wants them to do. It made my heart happy 🙂

There were no “AH-HA” moments this week. No incredible revelations. No charges to lead the troops to a f0reign country…but I did pay more attention. I think the only tangible thing I did was to send notes to a few people whose names kept popping into my head.  But there have been some ideas floating around in that crowded space between my ears, and I’m trying to determine what to do with them instead of just shoving them to the back recesses of my brain to gather dust.

So there you have it. That’s where I’m at. I fully expect God to want me to do things I don’t want to do in the future. And I fully expect to fail. But I also expect to succeed.  So where are you? Did you succeed this week? Fail? A little of each? Are you moving your family to the  African Rainforest to open an orphanage and add roasted lizards to your diet?


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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