When you cannot sleep at night, have you ever thought maybe it’s God saying “We need to talk, and you have time now” -Unknown
Currently I have eighteen partially written, partially thought through entries sitting in my drafts. Eighteen ideas, eighteen thoughts I could not fully process, eighteen things in my life that I could not put into words. Within this last week I have felt God pursuing me to complete what I had begun. No, I am not going to upload eighteen posts tonight, but I would like to finish what I started. God told me it was time to talk, so here goes nothing!
As Christians we are often told that God will never give us more than we can handle. Personally, I think that is a big load of BS that we say to make ourselves feel better about whatever is going on in our lives. God will give us more than we can handle, more than we will EVER be able to handle. Want to know why? Check out Deuteronomy 31:6, it says “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” How sweet is that? We never have to be afraid of the trails that lay ahead because God will NEVER leave our side.
This semester in particular was one I will never forget. Friends were lost, only to be replaced by individuals that became more like family. Family was turned upside down, but was drawn closer than ever in the midst of pain. Endless papers were written, tests were taken, and final grades were submitted. So what? Why do we worry about the future or dwell on the past? Because we are human. Days, weeks, months, and ever years can be a blur. “Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14 I guess you could say this semester, or even this past year have been a blur, or a mist in my life.
My next adventure begins in six days. I can not wait, because this version of me sucks. Yes, I am excited. Yes, I am terrified. No, I do not know what to expect, but I do know one thing. This next month is going to change my life.