RETRO :: The World of In Between

I’m entering into a new season of life as we make plans to move to Florida.

My life now is every season’s new beginning and every season’s ending. When God pushes you into change, it is new and exciting, yet overwhelming and frightening, at once. The key is to not focus on what’s being left behind or even what you are about to embark on. What God calls us to do is stay focused on the journey. In Ecclesiastes 3, we are reminded:

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. / A time to be born and a time to die. / A time to plant and a time to harvest. / A time to kill and a time to heal. / A time to tear down and a time to build up. / A time to cry and a time to laugh. / A time to grieve and a time to dance. / A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. / A time to embrace and a time to turn away. / A time to search and a time to quit searching. / A time to keep and a time to throw away. / A time to tear and a time to mend. / A time to be quiet and a time to speak. / A time to love and a time to hate. / A time for war and a time for peace.

These contrasting ideas can be a comfort when we are in the midst of losing someone. Or a reminder of God’s grace when we are laughing and dancing, and everything in our season seems perfect, and comfortable and filled with God. But to be on a spectrum, means that you must look at what’s “in between.”

I am in transition. I am “in between” seasons. I have planted and am harvesting. I have been torn down, and feel God’s hands rebuilding me. I have embraced many, but must now turn away. I have spoken, but must now be quiet.

It not about those moments we can define– changing of a season is about moments that are indescribable. We know it’s happening, but cannot articulate what is transpiring.

I trust in HIM. Do you? Where are you in your season? Are you content with the war you fight? Are you at peace with God’s way of tearing you down? Are you healed? Are you giving HIM the glory for your season, or do you want to just quickly move on to the next one, praying it will be a better one?

Enjoy your “in between.” Life is about being “in between.” Be purposeful about your journey to the next season… Allow God to love you, plant you, mend you, save you.

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