Thursday, October 23, 2014

In Between

“This feels like a place between what is and might have been”
“This feels like a place between being ready and being in the way”

Two of my favorite lines from the song “Lincoln Avenue” by Train.
It’s hard to handle being stuck in the middle. When one door closes and you have not seen the new one open yet there is an uncomfortable feeling of awkwardness. When relationships end you can feel like that first lyric: you are between what is and what might have been. Would things have changed if I behaved differently? What if I would have…(insert anything here)?
I have realized for me that the longer I remain in a place that I am not supposed to be the harder things can get. If I move in the rhythm that the Lord is causing and by His Spirit, I seem to flow right through. But when I “get in my head” and attempt to analyze things I find myself in the middle of being ready and being in the way.
Maybe you are in that uncomfortable place “in between”. Trusting in God and waiting upon His directive is crucial. While you wait, pray! His purpose will eventually be revealed and the new door will open for you. You’ve come too far to go back now and you are too smart to get out ahead of God. Consider this: you are “in between” a rescue and a miracle!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Show It!

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom." James 3:13

As we develop into fully devoted followers of Christ there should be some significant changes that take place. It will change the way we talk. We'll be more positive and affirming of others. It will change our emotional make-up. We will be more evenly balanced and less likely to "lose our mind". The most important change will be how God shows up in our actions and "deeds". This "good life" is made possible because we are humbled by the new awareness of how great our God is and ALL that is possible through Him and in Him. 
Today, see if you can let your good life and good deeds show up in a way that will help bring positive life change to those around you! Show it!