In Preparation

Folks, seriously? Can you believe that we are at the end of the first week in March, 2019?

This year is already racing ahead, and all my ‘priorities’ are being carried over to the next month because ‘life’ is getting in the way. Everyday routine and life commitments have predominantly occupied my every waking moment, ultimately forcing me to put mostly everything else on hold.

It’s frustrating, and a painful reminder that there is no such thing as ‘a perfect time’ to achieve my goals.  So, I have had to adjust, finding creative ways to include these extra tasks into my unpredictable daily schedule. Studies are demanding enough; but running my online businesses, and home life coupled with ministry; is making it a tricky juggling act indeed.

Friendships are suffering at the moment, and the more fragile of relationships are already disintegrating before my eyes; just like poppies caught in the winds of change.

I get the feeling that this natural shedding of unsustainable attachments is significant to the current season I find myself. Just like a dog will grow a thicker coat in the winter, to keep warm, or shed hairs in preparation for the warmer months.  We should also see it as a natural process of acclimatising to a new and different environment. Sometimes we need to create room for the new; instead of trying to doggedly hold on to the old. Those things are now futile, have already served their purpose in your life, and you in theirs, and it is time to let go.

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Luke 14:28 ESV 

At the same time, new connections and fresh interactions are being nurtured alongside the chaotic pace of my life. I am being challenged and stretched in new exciting ways. Learning to appreciate different ways of being, as I glean all that I can, in preparation for where I am going.

For those who have always been there, and have not had the need to feel threatened; they will most probably remain tethered because our roots have grown intertwined, and the bond is strong.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ESV 

 

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