This year, I’m using the Present Over Perfect Guided Journal. I read Shauna Neiquist’s Present Over Perfect book when it came out a few years ago and so much of it just connected with me. When I saw she had created a journal, I knew it was right for this season of my life. The journal has small excerpts from the book and prompts to help you think, reflect, and write. I’ll be sharing some of the prompts and my responses.

Prompt (pg. ix): What are you longing for?

I long for a deep connection to God and to others. I long to know God’s glory revealed. I long to have others know God through me. And I long for human connection that is deep and meaningful and withstanding. I long for a life of meaning and impact, love and adventure, laughter and friendship.

I want relationships and work that matter. I want to live a life worthy of my calling. I want to have fun and be fun. I want to be fully known and fully loved. 

I realize longing and want are different. I suppose the being fully known and fully loved part is really at the heart of it all for me. I long to feel that from God, from others. And truthfully, from myself.

Friends, I share my reflection with you and ask you to reflect on the same question – what are you longing for?

Published by Kris

Jesus follower, racing wife, mom of seven, United Methodist pastor... Trying to live a life worthy of my callings.

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