This morning I woke up with a great expectation. It just feels like a new beginning.
Throughout this week, my oldest son was sick and I wasn’t feeling too great, but I thank God for my husband, who kept the house running smoothly. I took sometime, while resting to think and reflect on life and the direction that I’m headed in.
Reflection is something that I do pretty often, but something was different about this time. As I read and reflected, the same encouraging thoughts kept coming to mind. These words were present in the books that I read. Believe it or not, when I went to social media, I found the same message being spoken to my heart again and again.
It was like God wanted me to know and understand something.
With this, a great expectation began to build within me. I realized that there is so much that I am capable of. I have been viewing myself in certain ways that have limited my abilities. I have searched for validation, when all I really needed was a yes from God. I have tried instead of just doing the thing, and all this has led me to a place of frustration.
All of my life, I have been told not to quit. I have heard people say that I should not give up. Yet, I have come to realize time and time again that there are times when we should all give up on a thing.
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1
That’s right! There is a time to persevere and a time to call it quits.
When we give up on one thing, we are able to passionately pursue something else. We cannot have all of our attentions divided all of the time. That lack of focus and consistency will lead to incompletion and ineffectiveness.
None of us want that.
When I heard, repeatedly, throughout the past week that the season for one thing had ended and the time for another had begun, I was filled with excitement. A joy began to fill my heart and I felt my strength renewed.
Today, I am walking in the newness of my great expectation.
I want to encourage you to take a look around you. What is the thing that you are doing, that have come to the end of its season? Is it time to move on to something else? Have you been trying to persevere in something that requires you stop trying…think about it.
If you hold on to something that you have to let go of, your efforts are in vain…
I want you to be filled with the same type of expectation that I have been filled with. There maybe something that you keep hearing repeatedly, but you aren’t sure how to apply it. Take sometime to write it down and reflect on it a bit. I am sure that it will begin to make sense to you.
Trust God and know that He is working it out for you.
I hope that you find this helpful. Remember, it is completely fine to call it quits on one thing so that you can focus your attention and efforts on something else.
Seasons change and with that great expectation comes…