Remember how excited/nervous/happy you were as a child for the first day of school? (If you weren’t, sorry, I can’t identify, as the youngest sibling, I wanted nothing more than to go where my sisters went already.)
Today I begin a new journey. It reminds me of starting out on an adventure into the unknown. You start out clean. Who knows how long it will be before you’ll be clean and comfortable again. I am leaving comfort and established routine behind.
I don’t know what’s ahead, which lies and weapons the enemy will attempt to use against me to take me down–as he always tries to do. I do know that greater is He who is in me than anything I might face on this my current adventure/quest/journey into a land where I haven’t mastered the language, and where the culture is different than anywhere I’ve been before.
And I am excited. This will challenge my faith, this will force me to move out of the pool of stagnate water where I’ve been treading far too long. I must intertwine my heart with His and trust, trust, trust.
Some of us like adventure and newness, and some of us don’t. I’m willing to bet we all have a bit of both in us. It all comes down to perspective and I am trying to keep my eyes on Christ, the Author and Finisher of my faith.
Eyes ahead, leaving comfort behind. Steady shoes on, backpack on and ready and willing to begin.
What new adventure/quest/journey are you beginning? What has God placed in your pack to help along the way?