Things to Remember When Starting a New Season
Last week I left my oldest at Liberty University. This week I will be leaving my youngest in Germany at boarding school. We are not using the words “empty nest” but basically that is what it is. My husband and I will be returning to Central Asia without the kids, moving to a new city, and I will be teaching at a new school. I think you could call that a new season. Some seasons may be more dramatic than others. You may be figuring out retirement. Your kids are going to a new school or you have decided to homeschool this year. Maybe you are starting a new job or for this season staying home.
New seasons can be exciting but they can also be scary and full of changes that we are not sure we are ready for. Sometimes we choose the new season, and other times it is chosen for us. My prayer is that this new season will be a good one and I will be able to weather the changes gracefully. So as I start this new season, here are a few things that I am trying to remember.
1. Make God a priority.
2. I won’t be out of my comfort zone forever.
3. Old Enemies will likely knock on my door.
4. I need to be open to new things but not necessarily in a hurry to say yes.
5. I can’t do this on my own.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deut 31:8
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. IS 43:2
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Ps 3:5
What are some things that have helped you in your new seasons? Are you in a new season? If so what are some things, you are dealing with? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.