Wednesday, January 19, 2011 exit?

"For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and everything you gain, you lose something else."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

I have been reading a great book by Joyce Meyer where she has been explaining why it is so important to make decisions. She brings up the story of Peter stepping out of the boat being the only disciple to walk on water. It's so encouraging because Peter made the choice to do something physically impossible trusting in God. In that faith he was able to walk on water as he was gazing upon Jesus... unfortunately for Peter he did not make it all the way to shore...but fortunately for you and I...and well Peter in the long run, Jesus reached out to Peter and lifted him up once he started to sink. Jesus did not leave Peter to drown once he made the mistake of letting fear get between him and his faith. In the same ways when we have a big or little choice to make...we can't not move forward and allow the changes to happen because we are worried or have a lack of faith. Jesus will always be there to lift us up out of the water. He is faithful and always forgiving. Take a step in the right direction and if it's wrong Jesus will give you a second, third, fourth... as many as you may need to be back on track.

So... with that said... I don't like change. I know that I can't stop things from changing and I trust God that He sees the bigger picture but still it's not always very comfortable. It's hard to for me to make big or little decisions. I'm always questioning if I'm making the right choice. I weigh the possibilities and outcomes. I tend to be unbalanced which complicates things more than they need to be. But here I transition. I have listened to the Holy Spirit and and making a choice to believe. To believe that He has a hope and a future for all of us. I love what God has blessed me with in the past so much that it's hard to let go of some things. So much that I want to try to keep holding on but if I do that I know moving forward would be impossible. Just like Peter he had to take a step out onto the water... leaving the boat and everything else behind to do something he probably never imagined he would. That's how exciting God is that He gives us all opportunities to do crazy things. They may not seem like they make sense in the moment but trusting and believing in Him gives us the ability to let the impossible come to pass even if we make a few mistake on the way. God wants us to trust the Holy Spirit in us. He has provided a way through Jesus to give us what we need to do the exceedingly abundant and to live life fully.