There are certain years that we mark off as milestones. What immediately comes to mind are the years we turn sixteen or twenty one or forty come to mind. They all mark a transition point. One phase of life is ending and another is beginning. They are the thresholds we walk through to start living life in a different way. I remember my first year out of high school. It was a time of being on a steep learning curve. It was the time where I encountered the real world and the real world almost ate me alive. I experienced my first real love and my first real brush with the law and it sobered me up. It gave my life a little weight and transformed me.
Sometimes we experience these milestones and transitions along the same time table as everyone else but sometimes it’s not about being on a certain chronological time table with the rest of our peers or what society expects i.e. twenty first or fortieth birthday. Sometimes it’s just about what God is doing in us and with us at this moment; in this season. Right now I am experiencing one of those seasons; one of those moments. I am thirty four and my life is changing right before my eyes. Some of these changes include:
I just lost 12 lbs
Gaining a whole new perspective on relating to God (writing about that soon)
Taking actual steps toward writing a book (one chapter down
This is turning out to be a year of transformation and it has not all been meticulously planned. I just took advantage of what God gave me: a church that closed, a move to another city, and a need for rest. What has been a moment of fatigue, disappointment, and frustration has also turned out to be one of the best seasons of my life. No it didn’t start on January 1st but sometime around October. I am not on anyone’s timetable but my own. This is my incredible year of transformation.