Some of you may be like, uhmmm… I’m confused, who is this Brooke L. Wilson & where did Living Unshackled go?! Some of you may have not even noticed or cared– & that’s totally fine too!!! See, I’ve done a lot of changing around over the past few years of having this little blog. I’ve had an Etsy shop with custom orders, an online shop with Bible study & scriptural products, and I used to have the name “Living Unshackled”. And even though my passion and mission and direction have never changed, the details and the exterior have several times.
I’ve always wanted to write & that’s always where I’ve been and where I’ve been headed toward. But for the first time in all of this, I’ve felt the most peace I’ve ever felt. I’ve felt the most like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.
See, I dream of writing studies and books one day– but the Lord’s timing is not right now. And I know that, and for the first time I’m very okay with that. This morning in Sunday School we talked about waiting on the Lord’s timing like David did in 1st Samuel. God appointed him king but David had to wait a long time and walk through a lot of things to finally get there. And when God told him to “be still” and wait, he wasn’t saying to sit down and do nothing. He was telling him to actively wait and do what was right in front of him until God moved…and I couldn’t resonate more with that right now.
After much prayer and many conversations, I decided to change my name for many reasons. Most of those I’ve already explained to my email subscribers in my newsletter (which you can get here if you’re interested), but on the blog tonight I will keep it brief.
God’s been doing a lot in my life and I’m seeing all of this in a whole new light. I’m thankful, thankful for his transforming grace that abounds to me. I’m learning that his glory is found in each second of my day. Each moment is worthy of my awe of God; even in the most mundane, ordinary times! And I’m learning that although there is a great time and place for the “big” things (speaking at conferences, writing books, starting a ministry), most of my life is composed of the “little things”. In fact, we see over and over again in scripture where the Kingdom of God is actually upside down to the way our world sees…the “small” things are often the “big” things in the Kingdom. And I want to live the little things well.
And that’s what I plan to do.
So here’s to trying new things and failing. Here’s to standing back up, trying again, and believing that God has given me this desire and passion to use for His glory. Here’s to my hubby & my local people being my first priority. Here’s to faithfully living out the mundane and the secret. Here’s to finding the awe in the ordinary. And here’s to writing as an act of worship to the Lord… because I really do love it a lot!
Who knows where the Lord will take this, but for now, like David, I’m actively waiting in obedience. Doing the thing that is right in front of me & trusting God’s complete soveriegnty, no matter what that looks like.
Thanks for tagging along with me on this crazy little journey. I truly am so, so grateful for the way you love and cheer for me–means more than you could ever know. I praise God for placing those kind of people in my life! I really do love you!
If you want to find my new website you can do that here: www.brookelwilson.com OR find me on Instagram @brookelwilson_ . Also feel free to shoot me an email (email@example.com), I’d love to connect!!
“For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” -Romans 11:36
Soli Deo Gloria,