A New Season

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When seasons change, I find myself adjusting to accommodate for the change in temperatures.  For example, in the fall, a cozy sweater replaces my tank top. Fuzzy socks replace my flip flops.  And a cup of comforting soup replaces a crisp salad.

I find myself in a new season of life.  Yet it is one that I have never experienced before, life after cancer.  I am finding that I need to adjust for this change but it isn't as simple as I expected it to be.  What I am realizing is that I can't jump back into my old shoes, my old patterns, my old life.  I have new shoes to wear, new foods to eat and a new path to travel in this new season.

I am taking things moment by moment, day by day praying for discernment and clarity to know which steps forward I need to take.

Maybe you too have entered a new season of life such as your kids started school,  you've had a baby, you are retired, you're newly single, you have lost a loved one, you too are healing from a health scare, etc.

I invite you to join me as we start this new day, this new week, this new month, to...

Pause. Breathe. Pray.

And join me in letting go of our old season, our old self.  If we hold on to the past, it inhibits us from fully moving into the future.  Let us choose to move forward into the unknown of this new season with a hopeful heart.  

I know for me it is tempting to fill up my days with commitments to just fill this empty space that was filled with appointments for the past nine months.  But instead of filling the space, I have been asking myself, what if I chose to be still with God and asked for wisdom and guidance in my next steps?  What if instead of making my own plans, I truly allowed God to direct my steps in this new season?  I know it is easier said than done but I whole heartedly believe this is the path that will help me ~ and you ~ move into this next season with greater ease and peace.  

As our seasons of life change, may we take time to adjust and choose to be still and allow God to direct our steps.

With love and hope,

Shawn