Have you ever had to wrestle with the feeling of the “unknown?” If not, let me describe it for you. It is a blend of: stomach churning, restless sleeping, plain old uncomfortableness!! It is a feeling that without proper tending, can completely take you over and make you feel hopeless…BUT there IS HOPE!
I am so glad that when I have this “unknown uneasiness” I can name it, and keep “swimming forward.” Though each stroke might get tougher and tougher, I am so glad that God has/is a life-saver.
Please do not get me wrong, the feeling of “floating alone” in a sea full of people, is SO real. However, I have learned that the moment I think I might just go under, God finds a way to prop me up and help me stay afloat. I have found that the life-saving property of God is MORE THAN enough to not only save me from drowning, but also gives me hope to float in my unknown “seas” of life.
So for those of you who find yourself in this SEAson of life, be up-lifted by the Ultimate Life-Saver, God. Know that your troubled sea of the unknown is utterly and completely known by God. God’s hand will lift you in ways that are unexpected, unexplainable, and unimaginable, just call out. Though you might feel like a woman/man overboard, know that these waves and turbulent times are pushing you away from the complacency of the shore line.
It’s time to set sail my friends. It’s time to go into the destiny of the unknown and face the waves. Face those things that have held you back for so long, FEAR, FAILURE, DEFEAT, DESPAIR. While I am not promising you that the next SEAsons of your life will be smooth sailing, I can attest that GOD, the Ultimate Life-Saver will step in; or should I say “swim” in right on time!
Have you ever received a phone call that began with “I need your help?” The fact is that we all have in one way or another. While it is awesome to aid those in need, please don’t forget to help yourself! Too many times we choose to help others with their problems and dreams and neglect our own. The next thing you know their “wings” are spreading and you have either forgotten that you have “wings” or maybe have just given up altogether.
Wherever you find yourself on this life’s journey, don’t forget to spread your wings! God has given you amazing and beautiful gifts to share with the world. It is now time to seek God, stay with the vision that God has given you, and spread those wings! Brace yourself, not everyone is going to like your new-found ability to soar, but guess what who cares! There is plenty room for all of us to spread our wings and live the life that God is calling us to live.
Have you ever felt the overwhelming feeling of “maybe it will happen for me in the future.” I surely know that I have felt this emotion, way too often! Pondering, wondering, and hoping that “my ship” will finally dock and set sail. Truth be told, I love to celebrate others as they embark on exciting futures of family, career opportunities, and even children…but I wonder, “What about me, Lord.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I will not wallow in a hole and fall apart, or even dedicate this blog to depressing thoughts. I am just being authentic in the place where I find myself. Journaling has been an uplifting outlet that has allowed me to capture my feelings on paper, and reflect later on the implications my words had on my circumstance. However, even in the midst of the unknowns, I am making the conscious effort to live as the journal states below, and “Be My Best Self.”
So you can decide to have a pity party about the way your life is now, or you can embrace the gift of life and make the most of it daily! I choose to embrace, enjoy, and embark daily on new adventures. I hope you choose to do the same….You Decide!