If you were only going to do one new thing in 2008, what would it be? We can find it easy to draw up a list of grandiose plans for the year: remake our ministry, transform our diet, read all those books, finally, and get organized at last. More and more I’m convinced that simpler is better: pay attention to the moment, notice God’s presence here and now, do the next thing.
In 2007 I decided to write at least three pages at least five days a week. That one thing, the next thing, changed me. I began to think, writers write every day, I’m writing every day: I must be a writer. Now, I’ve been writing articles and papers for ten years. I already was a writer. But now my image of myself is as a writer, and something is different. I’ve been offered a book contract, and I have a draft of a new book…stay tuned. And I’m still writing every day.
What’s the next thing for you?