We are now over a third of the way through a three-month sabbatical. One of the things the experience has already helped me understand is how much I am tempted to manage and control instead of receive and trust.
I was surprised at how quickly I was expecting to see some “results” from the sabbatical: a clear sense of what’s next for us, new revelation from Scripture, etc. But I’m learning that God’s gifts don’t work like that. I don’t manage and direct these kinds of things, I simply receive them and learn to trust the God who is always with me.