moving on

“Even when when all we see are the tangled threads on the backside of life’s tapestry,
we know that God is good and is out to do us good always.”

~ Richard Foster

There is a still quiet voice that keeps whispering to me
“release, let go and move on.”
It’s taken so much for me to finally listen,
really listen.
My vision for my life has been so small. I’ve been content to only see the backside of the tapestry and not even dream about what the final picture might be.
It’s a scary thing to let go,
to stop grasping onto the old,
to take that walk up to the mountain to sacrifice the thing we most love or are most comfortable.
But we can’t hold onto the old and grasp hold of the new.
We can’t keep looking back and being comfortable with where we’ve always been.

We have to move on. We have to imagine what the finished picture might look like; even if all we see are the threads on the back.

We have to release and let go, but not in a crazy restless way, but rather
with the realization of where and WHO we’re falling into.

It’s a new day for me. It’s a new path.
It’s letting go of what I used to be, what I used to do,
and moving on to where and what He would have me be now.

And trusting that even if I don’t know what that is,
even if I can’t begin to imagine what the picture might be.
He knows.

141. the knowledge that He has a plan
142. He works for my good
143. for the space that He is gifting me with
144. for the laughter of my children
145. for the desire of my husband to make our home something great
146. for the Spirit that is moving in me
147. for the Plan that He has for me this Fall
148. for my finished picture that He is creating
149. for the simplicity of fishing and catching minnows on a Sabbath evening
150. for a new start

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