Entering into my twenties has brought me a rush of feelings; fluctuating from hesitance to eagerness.
I am not certain what my future holds, but boy I am confident who holds it.
And let me tell you- when I came to terms and trusted that it wasn’t in my hands but God’s, tremendous peace poured over me.
No matter your age or the place you call home; we are all called into a vast pool of seasons. These seasons may look utterly different from one another, yet God doesn’t look at them that way. He creates every season with purpose.
The season you’re in may appear different, but it is not lesser or more than those beside you.
Man, I have to remind myself that every single day. God won’t abandon you and provide for someone next to you. He isn’t a stagnant God. He is an active, rejuvenating God who will not leave you somewhere He has placed you.
That is the truth of stepping out with a gospel pronounced purpose and pace. We have to step out of what we know to step into what we don’t know. The unknown is fragile but our God is secure- I believe with every bone in me that God’s will is the best will.
But to serve and expand God’s will, you have to first expand yours. We have to start changing our perspective before we begin attacking our purpose. We have to be flexible to what God is doing right now to be able to fully arrive at what He will do tomorrow. But here’s where it becomes tricky-we need to fix our focus on who holds tomorrow without being consumed in what tomorrow holds. Once you trust who is in control of your future, you won’t fear it because your eyes will be so fixed on what’s now.
Your season is now. God puts us in the season, but it is up to us where we’re going to take it and what we’re going to do with it.
I don’t think there is such thing as a dry season without a dry relationship- there may be seasons that are more difficult to find water, but that doesn’t mean the water isn’t there. You may just have to search a little harder.
We need to use our strengths AND our weaknesses to fulfill the season God has beautifully laid out for us. Notice how I said “and”- there is strength in our weakness and weakness in our strength. We have to be willing to use both to step in, whole-heartedly, to what God has for our future.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me. – Erma Bombeck
With so much love,