Sitting on the Edge....
I feel like I am sitting on the edge....of change and growth. I don't know about you, but the idea of change and growth is both exciting and terrifiying.
My thoughts start to wander..."Why me?" or "I can't do this." It is so very easy to let negativity creep in, especially if you are in a comfortable place in your life, right? I sense I'm not alone in this boat.
I recently went on vacation with my family to Maryland, Virginia and DC. We visited Mount Vernon. It was kind of a gloomy day, so as I sat on the wharf's edge at Mount Vernon, the water was very choppy and it was windy. The water was full of rubbage. I began thinking about how "choppy" life has been lately. Then, my son, sitting with me near the wharf wall, looked at all the markings on the cement wall. He asked why it looked so beat up and had so many markings and scrapes on it. We talked about how sand and water corodes and shapes the cement over time. Ultimately, sand is a shaper.
Are you being shaped right now? Or can you remember a season of change and needing to adapt? Trust me friends, I understand it. It can be painful, however, most of the time, change - whether sudden or welcomed - changes our direction. We learn. We grow.
Settle in for the ride friends. Remember that God never leaves you in the storm. He is walking with you, right through it.