Can you pinpoint an exact moment in time when your life changed?
Maybe for some of you, it’s the day you got married. Or maybe it’s the day your first child was born, or the day someone you loved dearly passed away.
It’s as if your life changed overnight, and you feel like you’re in over your head, and what was reality for you yesterday no longer remains to be the reality you’re living in today.
You know those moments?
I’ve been missing from this blog lately because I went through one of those moments, and I needed some time to focus and adjust to my new reality.
No, I’m not married yet, and no, I didn’t have a baby. :)
Two weeks ago, I got on an airplane and traveled across the Pacific Ocean to go back to the land where I was born. I’m now a graduate school student at Vanguard University of Southern California.
Last year, I came across their Master of Arts in Leadership Studies program, and I started dreaming again. I started dreaming of higher learning, and the rolling hills and beautiful coastline of Southern California. I started dreaming of the wide variety of lessons waiting to be learned, and experiences waiting to be lived. And so I prayed, I took the steps, I waited, and I prayed some more. Then finally, the acceptance letter arrived, and now I’m here. (There’s more to the story, but I just gave you the shorter version.)
I can sum up my first two weeks in six words: I AM IN OVER MY HEAD.
But it’s a good thing.
When I’m in over my head, I tend to depend on God wholeheartedly.
I tend to pray more.
I tend to listen more.
I tend to cry a little more. (But my heart becomes more tender.)
Moments like these, I feel like I’m in over my head because my life seems completely different. But one factor doesn’t change: GOD.
When I remember that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), I can be confident that He who was with me in the past, is with me today, and will be with me in the future.
He who provided in the past, will provide today, and in the future.
He who guided me in the past, will guide me today, and in the future.
He who blessed me in the past, will bless me today, and in the future.
He who loved me in the past, will love me today, and in the future.
And when I’m reminded of these things, I feel His peace wash over me, and I can breathe again.
Are you facing some big changes in your life today? Think back on the time that you were confident that God moved on your behalf, fill in the blanks, and if you want, share what you came up with in the comments section below!
“He who ____________ me in the past, will _______ me today, and in the future.”
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