My husband and I have recently entered the “empty nest” season of life. I’ve never been one that likes change, especially as I have gotten older. As we age it can seem likes the changes are a bit harder than when you are younger because often the changes bring with them more loss than gain. But God has been showing me what these changes look like from his perspective. He is showing me that I need to replace the word “loss” with his word: “release.”
As I have been meditating on the word “release,” God has reminded me that with the releasing of one thing comes something new. He is showing me that I am now released to partner with him in what he is doing in a new way. With this new season – and this new word – comes a fresh excitement.
With every season there are things that we give up and things that we gain. What have you had to give up for this season? What have you gained in this new season? Pain and anticipation. Loss and gain. It looks different in each season, but I think that if we stop and focus on all we have gained in each season, we will be able to walk through our days with grateful hearts rather than with longing hearts.
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