Have you ever been in The Place? That’s where you find yourself when you’re in between what you used to do and what you’re going to be doing. The Place is okay. Mostly. There can be anticipation and expectation and even excitement. Maybe a little bit of sadness because you don’t want to leave what you used to do and perhaps some dread and fear about what you’re going do.
There is a temptation to stay in The Place, especially if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t embrace change with great gusto. But you can’t stay there.
The purpose of The Place, I’ve found, is for preparation. To help you get past whatever it is you were doing before and to get you ready for what is to come. A pause. Respite. A temporary suspension from the stuff.
You might be hesitant to make a decision about the future because you’re afraid it will be the wrong one. You could be finding it difficult to put one foot in front of the other to move out of The Place because of the great unknown out there.
I know how it is. Because I’m in The Place right now.
But I am getting out.
I know God has a plan for me. I know He has it all under control. And I know that as long as I trust Him and let Him be God in my life, The Place is full of anticipation and expectation and yes, even excitement!
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)