Out With Old In With the New

So much is changing in my life and I’m learning to embrace the “new” in my life as the “old” slips away. Not to say the “old” was bad…not at all. But God is taking me in a different direction…and right in the midst of it all He is teaching me His ways.
My husband and I were talking the other day about this “new thing” and he mentioned how it’s in the unknown…the uncomfortable places in our lives that God develops His character within us…maturing us. If we allow Him to strip away our agendas and Trust Him, listening for His voice in all that we do and say and everywhere we go, then we begin to change from the inside out.
I’m learning to pay attention to that “still small voice” that has been trying to push past MY reasoning….MY agenda. God is a mystery, you know, and sometimes His ways don’t make sense to my small way of thinking….I tend to forget how BIG God is and I try to fit Him in this small box of mine. I so want Him to make sense. But He doesn’t and He never will and I’m glad I serve a God that is bigger than my box of reasoning. Why would I serve a God that I can comprehend? It would be like the video games my sons used to play…once they figured them out they would move on to the next game….bored with the old, hungering for the next new challenge.
God is expanding my territory. It’s uncomfortable, it stretches me, it’s scary, it’s exciting and I’m growing, I’m learning, I’m trusting and I’m finding my voice.
Out with the old and in with the new. All my hope is in the Lord anyhow. Why not just step out? Outside that box in which I’ve been living.

“Forget about what’s happened;
don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?
There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,
rivers in the badlands. Is. 43:18-19