Falling Into Place
I absolutely love fall. I would take October every month of the year. Fall mornings in particular are my favorite. As I woke up this past Sunday morning I made myself breakfast in bed, sat there all snuggled up with a full belly, hot coffee and the sounds of John Coltrane playing in the background. It was seemingly perfect.
As I motivated myself to put on my running shoes, I made my way outside for a quick run to get the blood flowing. With Joyce Meyer in my ear buds and the sun beaming on my face, I felt so content. The smell of the chilled crisp air and dry leaves overwhelmed my senses with joy. I was so glad I got out of my bed to enjoy the beauty morning.
Sometimes we fail to get up and get out because it feels good right where we are. But God has more for us to see and experience right outside our comfort zone. When there’s no one there to tell you to move, you have to encourage yourself to put on your shoes and run. Run after what God is calling you to do.
Soon the leaves will fall off the trees and snow will cover the ground. The chilled air will turn frigid and the breeze will become bitter. But just as winter forces us into hibernation, the changing of the season in our life should not paralyze us on our journey to fulfill our calling.
Not all change is good; but God change is always good change. When I feel that God is orchestrating the changing of the season in my life, I get excited. I’ve learned to lace up and get ready.
So as we transition from the seasons of nature, take this time to also evaluate your current season in life. If you feel paralyzed, it’s time to step outside your comfort zone. Whatever that thing is that God has been pressing you to do, this is your permission to begin. Step out on faith. His grace will meet you right where your foot lands.
“Sometimes you have to take the first step before God will reveal the second.”
- Mark Batterson
Thank you for joining me in my journal to Finding Grace.
Enjoy the journey