Turn around when possible…


You know when you’re about to set off on a journey but the sat nav hasn’t given you your first instruction yet? So you move forward so it knows which way you’re heading and then (usually in my case) it says its favourite words – ‘turn around when possible!’

compassThe start of 2014 has me feeling a little bit nervous about which way I should go. I’ve never had a great sense of direction and have regularly taken wrong turns – even with sat nav help. I’ve been looking back at some blog posts and it seems I’m the same in life. I’ve shared a few posts on this before, not knowing where to go or what to do next. But through the year things happened with God opening some surprising doors and in some cases he closed doors It thought were for me.
2013 has been fantastic though – who would have thought it would turn out like it did?

This seems to be a time for reviews… so here’s my quick look back at 2013. 

Attended the launch of the National Emerging Writer’s Programme and took to some serious writing
Did the AtoZ Challenge & 1City1Book in April
Stopped short of the Masters in Theology and finished with a Post Grad Diploma (so I could go write some other stuff)
Shortlisted for Blog Awards Ireland
Quit @auntyamo on Twitter to re-emerge as @amowriting
Was made redundant from my 9to5 job
Got to be involved in the Red Line & Dublin Book Festivals as well as the Dublin Christian Arts Festival
Completed NaNoWriMo
PUBLISHED A BOOK! with Emu Ink (still ‘whooping’ over that one 😀 )
Prepared myself to say goodbye to my dad for the third time in my life and… he’s still with us.

Most of that stuff was a complete surprise to me and certainly not where I thought I was heading. And I have no idea what is in store for 2014. So all I can do is start moving. I think I know what way to go, but if I’m going the wrong way my prayer is that God will speak to me. God is my ultimate sat nav and I trust Him to direct me and when I go the wrong way, to tell me to ‘turn around when possible.’

Happy New Year everyone, and thanks all your visits and comments in 2013 x

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What’s Next? (huh? who said that?!)


I don’t like uncertainty; and at the moment, things are uncertain. I’m waiting to hear news about a few different things. All will potentially change our situation. And though I believe that God will take care of us no matter what, it’s the not knowing that’s the killer isn’t it?!

When I’m on the cliff edge and can see over into the abyss of ‘what’s next?’ I’m totally terrified and would rather know that destruction is imminent than be worrying and wondering. But whenever someone else is in that place I’m excited for them. In fact I’m almost jealous of them… cos I want that time of possibility and potential.

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A few folk that I’ve mentioned my dilemma to are waiting to hear what amazing unexpected door will open up ahead of me. As I reach out into the dark uncertainty, I’m clinging to hope and trying my best to trust God – and not throw a wobbly…

I know it will all be made clear in His time, but for now I’m waiting… waiting for a light to come on… waiting for a door to open… or a familiar sound to ring out.

When it happens I’ll let you know.

And what about you… are you waiting to hear something? Fumbling around in the darkness?

If you are and that was you I just tripped over – I’m terribly sorry! 🙂 

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