I can’t force what isn’t there. I want to invite you to stick with me on this journey. There are shifts taking place in my mindset, perspective, in my faith, and in my schedule.
Isn’t life a constant state of change?
If change were easy, we would call it something else. We would call it something more specific to a pleasurable experience, however sometimes change is uncomfortable.
Sometimes the labor pains, that bring forth a beautiful birth, create a new level of anguish. New mothers can tell you the feelings leading up to birth can be a mental and physical stretch, simultaneously. However, when the birthing process has produced its purposed fruit, your attention shifts from the pain to the purpose of the pain. Are you in a birthing place? Are you in the place where something from unchartered waters is coming forth? When you have no prototype, you are in a blind situation. That blindness in the natural should prompt you to see through spiritual eyes. Can you drive your faith into unchartered territory and allow your spiritual GPS to get you to the destination? (Stick to the visuals, they are purposed, lol)
We can choose the flight that we need to take to get to a particular location. We can determine how much we are willing to pay (sacrifice), what location from which we will depart (planning), how many bags we will bring with us (preparation), and even what type of experience we EXPECT to have by purchasing upgrades on the ride (education and experience). We can’t take everything with us on these trips, so the preparation also includes a purge, a detox of stuff that shouldn’t be carried on our journey. You can’t take every one, every thing, every past experience, every emotion, or even every old plan with you on this journey. There is a limit. If you break that limit, your fee increases (more sacrifice). You see, you can determine, via your choices, to carry extra weight and extra sacrifice. However, EVEN when you have done all you can do, there is something (change) that is out of your control.
You don’t control who pilots the plane. That is established before you decided to board. Because God knows the plans He has for you (Jeremiah 29:11). You can’t choose the air flight personnel that are positioned to provide resources and renewing resources on your journey. You don’t know how many people God ALREADY has assigned to this leg of the journey to bless you (Hebrew 13:2, Psalm84:11). And finally, you have ZERO control over the turbulence that is going to come during the journey (hurdles, issues, confusion, problematic circumstances)(John 15:20). While you experience this turbulence from the position of your seat on the plane, you have a pilot (God) who knows how to handle and get you through the turbulence.
So you see while change isn’t always comfortable, it is always necessary. If we trust God to pilot the plane, feed the faith that produces the new “baby”, and transition in seasons, then we will see the NEXT with the same clarity of sight that we see the NOW. Two things in life are constant: That which is born will die, and things will change. Seek the lesson and not the loss, seek the peace that surpasses all understanding, and seek the blessing of the next.
Let’s go higher.