It has been completed for a few days, but I am sitting at the dining room table writing this and not in that dedicated space.
Why am I not using this room to write?
The main reason is, my chair hasn't arrived yet! The other reason is I have had a hectic week and haven't had time to sit and dedicate time to write.
Some of my writer friends have commented about how lucky I am to have this room to write in and I remember feeling envious when other writers posted pictures of their work space. I knew that if I had a room to write in then I could write all day long!
There is a little problem with my dream of writing all day long. I have a room to write in, but no room to write! My diary is littered with things to do, the housework is still there and my procrastination tendency did not disappear with the rooms arrival.
Whatever I want to do in my life, whether it be writing, mentoring women, dating my husband or catching a coffee with friends, I need to be intentional. I need to make room in my life to do the things I want to do.
Having a room to write in is wonderful but if I am not intentional about giving myself room to write, then it is just a rather lovely empty room.
Paul talks in 1 Corinthians 13 about love. Without God's love flowing through us our words are empty noise and our actions useless. We are like an empty room, fit for purpose but not being used. We need to make room for God, we need to be intentional about seeking him out and fueling our lives with that love.
Whatever you want to do in your life, be intentional about it. God says when we seek him we will find him, if we seek him, there is an intent there. If you want to to write carve out the time to do it. If you want to spend more time with others, book it in your diary.
There will be interruptions and there are things that I have had to put down in order to make that room, but I am happy that it will not be an empty room.
What is it that you need to be intentional about? Is God challenging you to make more room to allow him to use you?
Tania Vaughan started Let's Talk About Ministries after writing her book "Let's Talk About Sex and Relationships - A Bible study for single women".
Through Bibles studies, mentoring and teaching, Tania seeks to encourage every woman to claim the full life that Jesus came to give them. Online Bible studies and her blog can be found on her website www.taniavaughan.com