I’ve always loved sunrises. Early in the morning, the birds haven’t quite started chirping yet creating a crisp quietness all around. Almost as if your attention is being pushed to the beautiful colors God is painting in the sky.
One thing I haven’t always loved is change. In the past 4 months, I have experienced a ton of life changes. I quit my job in Oklahoma, somewhat (okay, majorly) reluctantly moved to Colorado (where I moved 2 times already), and took a job on a completely different career path.
The past 4 months have been the largest whirlwind of my entire life, and without a doubt the toughest season I’ve ever walked through. I’m talking roller-coaster of emotions feeling excited, terrified, lonely, overjoyed, distraught, lost, confused, and at peace, and that’s all within the last hour.
I am extremely blessed, though. This season of immense trials has shown me exactly how much I have to be thankful for. I have had the constant support of my family, my best friends, and the good Lord above. I’ve learned that your people will always be your people, no matter how many hours, time-zones, and days between visits pass. I also have been reassured that Jesus is always with ya, for real.
I recently read both of Bob Goff’s books, Love Does and Everybody, Always. Side note: go read them ASAP. 🙂 One thing that really stood out to me in these books was the idea that sometimes when you ask God for an answer, a direction, or whatever your asking for, he sends you a person.
It took me 3 and a half months to figure out that’s exactly what God did for me. He sent me a person, my person. I’d actually known her for about 4 months prior to God sending her to me… In fact, she brought along with her two other good ones, so He actually sent me three “persons.” What a deal!
I’ve learned that it is so important to lean on those around you, or around your heart if you’re far away distance-wise. My person has been a constant encourager, one I can call at any hour of the day, to talk about any joy or problems that I encountered that day.
This has been the toughest season, but things are looking up. Like all things, God works in His perfect timing for the good of those who believe.
The sun will rise, but not even a millisecond before it is meant to. It’s the same with every aspect of life. Those promises He has given, those things He has placed on your heart will happen, but not a second before He says “it’s time.”