You may have noticed the new header to the blog, as well as the new title. Well, it’s a new year. not 2011, but January 2.
I arrived in Atlanta 1 year ago today (actually technically it’s 12:01 am on January the 3rd, but stick with me), and it is time to change with the times. This is no longer the ‘Georgia Journey.’ That was a name for a journey to a new frontier, an adventure to find my way in the world. I am living in Atlanta, attending school, working at a Pizzeria (doing the occasional commission- if you would like me to do one for you let me know =]), and becoming Matthew Miller.
The new title is ‘Failing Big. Enjoying the process.’ This is the change I’m walking into. A reality of who I am as a human being, not a religious being, not a moral being, but a person with a wandering heart, while at the same time a reality that the process is part of the creation. The process is the faith that God is renewing and redeeming all things.
A friend of mine was telling me how she has been learning to ‘enjoy the process.’ In that is something fundamental and foundational. And to me, it is profound.
I fail all the time, and I fail big. The thing is that my failures are rarely out in the open for people to witness. There is an escape in that, to live with my religion in front of me, and my failures behind my ‘morality.’ If I can show everyone that I do things the right way, then I don’t have to look at the things that I constantly fail at.
Even with that always on my mind, there is good news…I can start to enjoy the process. God is healing my heart, healing my mind, and renewing my life. In fact, those things have already been healed and renewed! It’s time that I start living in the new reality of my life, that Jesus brings love, peace, and joy.
I pray that you too can begin to ‘Enjoy the Process.’