So far, this season has been focused a lot on letting go – and it’s prompted me to take some time tonight to write a brand-spankin’ new post! (Also, I’m heading into a week of spring break before the mad dash to the end of another full semester and I’m a little drunk with freedom.)
So, the first few days went pretty well – all I had to do was open the front hall closet which in our house is definitely the catch-all for stuff that exists in that holding pattern of “I think we should keep it” and “But where do we keep it?”, thus the bounty of easily accessible items to let go of!
But somewhere between gathering up the miscellaneous measuring spoons and never-read books something else has begun to happen, and it’s not altogether pleasant, but I know it’s definitely altogether good….
God’s been speaking to me about letting go of more than just stuff in my closets. More specifically, God’s been telling me it’s time to begin to let go of some of the attachments I’ve formed to things that make them so very hard to let go of and I’ve been trying to listen, but mostly I just want to pull out another candle-holder or old umbrella, put it in the donation box and call it a day.
And the more certain I am that this season of Lent is going to be about far more than
So, here I am…saying I’m a Jesus follower and yet wanting to run away from things that are unknown….and frightening….and suddenly I don’t feel so different from those who walked with Jesus after all.
I’m not sure what the next few weeks will hold but I know I don’t want to run from it, even if it’s just to take the next step. God and I came to an understanding long ago, that if I would just try, He would provide all I would need for any journey he would set my feet on. And you know what? He really, truly has!
This is big stuff for Day 16! But I’m choosing not to run from the hard stuff during this season of Lent. Maybe if we can do that, we really will be among those who stayed with Jesus until the end. I’d like to think so. =)
Faith over fear,