I’ve been having a hard time trying to write this post. The boxes are finally all packed and the movers are here. We are leaving our home of 17 years…from a community I have spent all but 4 of my 52 years. It is definitely bittersweet.
Unlike my husband, I do like change, but I must admit that although I have never been “tied” to things…this property (2.5 acres of beautiful space, trees, gardens, and pool, tucked away on private drive) has been our oasis. A home of rest and peace.
We will be homeless for about 6 weeks, until our new build is finished. 2 weeks here, 1 week there…finally, moving our youngest into his freshman dorm, before we step into the next chapter of our lives.
God has taught me, through many trials, that we “stupid sheep” have a tendency to look back…re-step, where we have been…even if it is not a good place. We go back because it is familiar to us. It is what we know.
A wise teacher once said, “we must build up our track record of faith (trusting God) so that it becomes greater than our old ways…the track record of our past…a past without reliance on the Holy Spirit to guide. For many of us, we have spent more time there in that past.
“forgetting what lies behind, and reaching forward to what lies ahead.” -Phil 3:13
Yes, some things we should forget. Lies the enemy has tricked us into believing. Pain and suffering that has caused us to see others, ourselves and even God from a distorted view.
BUT…it is also good to remember where we’ve been. It reminds us of God’s goodness and the rescue He has made. As we share the process, others can see the things we have overcome, through Christ… and they will see God’s glory. Praise Him for He is GOOD!
It is good to remember, as long as we don’t “live” there anymore.
Here’s to the next chapter of our lives.
I am thankful for where I have been, and where I am going…
“God has been with me through it all.” (Colton Dixon)