For everything that happens in life—there is a season, a right time for everything under heaven… Ecclesiastes 3:1 VOICE
I’m getting asked this often lately. And I’m thankful so many people care and are interested in how I’m doing in my new venture. It truly warms my heart.
My answer, however, has probably been a strange one. Only because I’m still adjusting to my new schedule. I’m still learning the ropes in my new role. I’m a tad out of practice balancing working outside of our home, my BSF responsibilities, my writing, and maintaining some sort of sanity. It’s all been a bit of a challenge for this girl.
But, I believe I’m exactly where God wants me.
Life was pretty comfortable during the last six months at home. I cherished my flexible and relaxed schedule. I appreciated having an abundance of time to write. I flourished in taking care of my family. I had extended time to study my Bible and talk with God. I absolutely loved that season of my life.
Ever transitioned from one season into another?
We all probably have. Sometimes it can be a challenge.
We find we’ve stepped from what we knew as solid ground to something that now feels like quicksand.
We’ve gone from what was familiar and comfortable, and have ventured way beyond the borders of our comfort zone.
We moved from what was certain, to a place of unpredictability.
And we might even begin to question if we made the right move. We might believe it’s safer to just return to where we came from.
This reminds me of the Israelites. After God had rescued them from slavery in Egypt, and as they were about to enter the Promised Land, they were filled with fear and began to grumble because of the report of the people living in this new land. The Israelites were free at last, but because their fear was greater, they believed it was better to return to Egypt and go back into slavery.
Crazy, right?? I can’t shake my judgmental finger at them, because I’m just like them. All too often, returning to familiar may sound more inviting than embracing something new.
If God it taking us to a new season, He’s going to be with us in it.
Just because it’s new and uncomfortable and may be unfamiliar, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be there. If God has called us into a new season, He’s got a specific plan and purpose for us in it. He doesn’t call us there to leave us. He’s going to be with us in every part, even in the uncomfortable.
New seasons are full of opportunities for growth, and learning. To be stretched, challenged and to expand one’s comfort zone. To embrace new experiences, and be obedient to God’s call.
To continue trusting God on this great adventure with Him.
Friend, if you’re finding yourself in a new season or facing one, I pray you step forward in confidence, trusting God knows what He’s doing. He has great blessings in store for you.
A new season. It’s exciting, isn’t it??!! Let’s link arms and step into it together. What amazing stories of God’s provision and grace we’ll be able to share. Thank you for continuing to journey with me!
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