Just a reminder to self and anyone else who needs it:
If you're in the process of moving on,
beware of the junk that tripped you up in the past.
If you pause on your uncertain but necessary journey,
have a moment of trepidation, and
try to retreat into the safe but unproductive past,
you just might stumble over those same things again.
I am on the precipice of a whole new adventure. Entering a family business with my father in order to help supplement our college ministry and help my parents be able to have residual income during their senior years, I am heading into unchartered waters.
It is both a blessing....and a pebble in my shoe. A reminder that things are changing, that they must change because such are the things found in LIFE.
Change. Transitions. Adventures.
I don't die or pass out or stop breathing.
So, I take another step and experience some surprising results. Soon, I pick up the pace and head towards a wide open field where I feel excited to explore my options.
But then today, I have had my moments where I found myself wanting to retreat. Wanting to undo what has been started. Wanting to quit. For no other reason but FEAR.
A few minutes ago while browsing on Pinterest, I read the quip above. Smiling, I took it to heart and decided not to get entangled with yesterday or used to be's.
No stumbling backwards for me.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.