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We are all on a journey.
Living script in years of story, written just for us.
Our own experiences in this life mixed with dispositions that are totally unique to our wiring, environment, and inherited genetics.
Every molecule and breath in place because His hand and heart placed it there.
Life groaning and rejoicing in our God-filtered experiences.
Sometimes it takes those "we-never-saw-it-coming" life experiences to shake or shatter us. Blindsided out of our comfort to bring a pressing necessity for change.
A remodel to glorify His will. A restructure to humble us.
Growth comes from outside of our comfort zone. All. The. Time.
When you change. Relationships change.
When you change. People change towards you.
When you change. Interactions become uncomfortable in the uncertainty of newness.
I feel like everything in my life has changed over the course of the last couple years.
In light of radical revelation, everything is effected. It filters through and ripples out, pouring over into all our storybook pages.
Change comes regardless of our openness to it or not.
Whether you want to submit to it, or kick and scream your way through to the next chapter.
When God is ready to turn pages, we can't stop Him. He is the very author of the lyrical lines that weave your heartbeat to that 'catch of the breath. The one who says your eyes can see His beauty and your ears can hear His rebuke.
His ways are above our ways. He is the one who gives and takes away.
I'm realizing that change always comes with loss. The very things that are transitioning into something different, are loosing the coziness of complacency. Never to be the same.
There is always a loss with change. But if we wait a sentence or two, sometimes numerous pages, there is always a GAIN. Remove to replace.
God has His reasons for scripting in uncomfortable chapters.
He has His reasons for scripting in all that each chapters holds.
In His love for us, He pursues.
The fingerprints of God are on our hearts as He holds them, desiring to refine us into His likeness and bring about the change He wants us to be.
Handwriting His will through our life-journey.
I challenge you to surrender with me to the penmanship of God... in loss and gain. Through all kinds of change, the ink is on His hands.
What story is being written for you, lately? Does it involve change?
I'd love to hear about it.