It's been a while since I've blogged.
Let's just say, there's a lot of refining going on in my life.
I've always said I love Mondays because they are like a fresh new start to a week. I know that "technically" Sunday is the new start to a new week but for some reason it just always feels like Monday's are the beginning! So, I'm really glad it's Monday!
But there's something I don't like about this time of year right now.
It's the transition.
You know how it goes.......one day it's beautiful, the next day it's scorching hot again. The mornings are cool and the days are still blazing. Bits and pieces of leaves are starting to change colors, but not all. The bees and mosquito's are still a buzzing away. And yet something inside of me wants to light a fire and curl up in a blanket!
It's not really "summer" anymore and yet it's not really "fall" yet either!
This would be exactly how I feel in my life today! One foot in one season and one foot starting the next and I'm constantly being torn between the two!
What feels "normal" is no longer and what feels "strange" well......it feels strange.
Ex: It's like Transitioning from flip-flops to regular shoes WITH SOCKS. It feels "Weird".
When God starts to take us from one season to the next........it can be painful. It feels un-comfortable and sometimes it just feels like it's "not right".
I have also found on a regular basis in transitions of the seasons that often a cold or allergies appear....only to make things even more fun! How alike is that thought in how we can feel spiritually sick in the transition of a season, we can feel tired, groggy and just want to curl up in our beds and not come out!
As I've fought these battles of transition in my life, God has clearly shown me there has to be a constant in it all.......Him.
Although our lives are constantly changing, moving different directions and transitioning into new seasons, He never changes.
He is the same. Yesterday. Today. And tomorrow.
He is the one who heals the brokenhearted. Psalm 147:3
He is the one who will hold our hand as we walk these roads. Psalm 73:23-24
He is the one who asks us to be set apart, different and not running in the same direction as everyone else. 2 Corinthians 6:17
He is the one who will not destroy us but build us up. Isaiah 55:11
He is the one who asks us to rest in Him. Mark 6:31
The beauty of the transition is that once we actually get into the "groove" of a new season it's almost always prettier than the one before. There will be new experiences, new relationships, new sights, smells and sounds just like there is in any new season!
Embracing the transition with a constant. Him.