Wednesday, July 6, 2011

On the Horizon

There is a lesson moving in, I can feel it. There are common themes occurring in uncommon places, and within me there is the gnawing battle.

One side feels it and longs for more. For quiet, introspective times to sit at His feet and take it all in. It wakes up in the morning, waiting, with anticipation, for the next sign of the topic, or perhaps, the lesson in it's entirety. It listens quietly for His gentle whisperings deep within, or to feel His hand on my face in the gentleness of the breeze.

The other screams "RUN!" It knows that when there is a lesson on the horizon, there will be change soon to follow. It knows, now - after many years of walking through whatever-lies-ahead (often with heels dug in and fingers grasping hold of anything lo0king stable enough to be helpful!) - that the lesson that comes ultimately brings hope and joy and freedom. But it also brings change.

And change - well, it's not such a big fan of change. The current situation may be hard, and uncomfortable - but it is known. What lies ahead is not. And... one cannot control what one does not know.

Ultimately, there is only one choice. I have too many previous encounters to ignore this.

I must step out on faith, believing with all my heart that He has plans for me. Plans to prosper me - not for evil - plans to give me hope, and a future.

I also hold tight to the knowledge that no matter what stands before me to walk through, I will not be walking alone.

Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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