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Monday, July 4, 2016

Stuck Between the Past and the Future

It happens.  The rug is pulled from under the feet of your life and you find yourself in that unfamiliar territory you could easily resent.  Suddenly there’s another revelation, as in déjà vu, “How on earth did I get here…?” and “How on earth do I get myself out of here…?”  I remember that thought; one vivid experience sitting in an AA meeting over a decade ago.  I’ve had other times like it since.  Times when I was stuck between my past and the coming, unknown and unknowable future awaiting me.
It’s an uneasy time.  A time where we may be given to feelings of dread.  Situations where we may momentarily despair even of life.
Stuck between past and future is a faith-growing time, where there’s nothing to lose in simply putting one foot in front of the other, never giving up, knowing when we’re halfway through hell we’re halfway out.
Amazingly, when we’re stuck between our past and our future, God is doing a work in us to heal us of what’s gone in order to prepare us for what’s coming.  Seems like we’re stuck.  But we’re not.  There’s actually a lot going on within the spiritual realms of our life.
So, when you’re halfway through hell remember you’re halfway out, and now is not the right time to relax.
Now is the time to be present, to be mindful, to be obedient in discerning and taking each anointed step.  Now is the time, taking each important step on the road to your God-appointed destiny.
© 2016 Steve Wickham.

1 comment:

  1. A very encouraging and inspiring post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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