Opportunity is coming.
Packing boxes, movers tallying, messes to be cleaned, and paperwork to be stored in locked spaces is all on the menu. Flight across the blue expanse of ocean, canyons of grandeur below, passing cities and new runways to skit across are soon to behold.
New state, new house, new church, new friends, and all the new opportunities are coming. If the newness seems so exciting, why are tears starting to be shed and heartbreak on the horizon? We want to break the ties of what use to be fresh and have permeated into our beings to allow something different to take root. The heart is just a little stuck to the home we created and now must break from for the sake of work, God’s calling, and the chance to flourish elsewhere.
I have been asking for the next season, a whole new stage to dance on. This move was already set into motion but only now do I tremble with the sadness of taking flight away from the place that allowed me to first spread my wings.
Recently encouraged to look for opportunity, I can embrace this new thing with stress on what may just be waiting for me or my family ahead. Something fabulous, life changing, and God honoring is there in the wings no matter the trepidation I have been feeling. I just sometimes don’t like the transition and the loss that comes along with it.
I have been here before, in this very spot of list making, purging of piles of craft supplies and paperwork. Broken furniture that we squeezed one more use from now sits on the curb and workbooks from the younger version of my teenager have found their way to the dump. My heartstrings are pulled a bit, but my treasures go with me, in person and in my heart.
Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”
As we change addresses and circles of influence, we do have something that remains. We have roots in faith and hope in the Lord’s mercies. We stay grounded despite the changing landscape and faces. God creates new moments, new hopes to grow us and strengthen our walk with Him. His sovereign reign allows us to be reassigned at times, while keeping us planted in faith.God creates new moments, new hopes to grow us and strengthen our walk with Him. Click To Tweet
I have hope. It’s tough every time this season approaches, but growth always comes along with it. If my world didn’t keep changing, the way God molded me wouldn’t look quite the same. His plans are greater than mine no matter how hard transitions may be. For now, I will trust and hope and find some joy in the ride.