I’ve learned that I’m rarely right about what’s going to happen next. Just when I think I’ve got it figured out, a new door opens. Life takes a curve in a new direction. The impossible happens. Something changes. It keeps me on my toes, and it keeps me trusting.
I’ve learned that I’m stronger than I think I am. I look back at where I’ve come from, and the challenges that have been surmounted and I realize that while I may look small and weak, inside there is a hidden strength that keeps me fighting, hoping, and moving forward…if only inches at a time. There is only one reason for this—God’s sustaining, sufficient grace.
I’ve learned how to let go. A few years ago, I lost something dear to my heart. I tried to let go, but…I couldn’t seem to unclasp my hands. It was a long, internal struggle. It was painful because I didn’t know how to give it up. I didn’t want to accept that things would never be the same, and thus I couldn’t really find comfort that it would be okay anyway. One day, not so long ago, I suddenly realized that God had slowly helped me to loosen my grasp. I had finally let go. And I was okay.
What have you learned this year?
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