Five minutes of writing on a word prompt give by Lisa Jo Baker over here.
Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Are you ready?
IN BETWEEN . . .
So, Lisa Jo seems to be reading my mind lately. Or at least my devotional. 🙂
This morning I was working on the study, and one of the questions asked was “What season best reflects where you are in your life right now?”
This last year has been a year of limbo for me. Of in between-ness. Of change. Of new. My answer was that I am in between winter and spring.
I feel like I am coming out of a long, dark winter full of cold, icy temperatures and bitter winds. That is what it feels like when relationships you thought would last forever end and people you cared about suddenly decide to stop caring back. You feel the ice where there used to be warmth and bitterness where there used to be fellowship. Winter is when things die, but . . .
Some things have to die in order for new things to be born.
Spring is just beginning to peek through the cold left in the wake of winter.
I can see signs of new life and new growth in friendships that have been born out of the ending of old, dead ones.
I can see signs of new life and new possibilities in a new relationship born out of mutual respect, shared experiences, and open, honest communication.
But most of all, I can see signs of new life and new growth in my spiritual life and my relationship with God over this past year, incubating underneath winter’s harshness. I am closer to God and I believe I am getting closer to the person God wants me to be. I haven’t arrived, by any means. None of us every truly will until we arrive Home. I still struggle with my emotions and flashes of anger and pain. I’m sure that will be a constant battle for a while still. But they continue to get fewer and farther in between.
So, right now, in between my winter’s end and my not-yet-fully-arrived spring, I will count my many blessings, work on being the best me I can be, and look forward to what is to come.
Edited to add the following, which was what I wanted to say, but couldn’t seem to find the words for. Thanks to onepassiononedevotion.wordpress.com for saying what I couldn’t. Hope you don’t mind me borrowing from you. 🙂
This is my time. My today. My moment. I want to maximize my in between by being present in it.
I want to OWN my in between.
Wanna play? Here’s how:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.
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