I would much rather compare myself to a Butterfly than acknowledge that I feel more like a caterpillar some seasons of my life. It’s easy to have a pity party for that part on the road to transformation. There are many things that I have and still am learning in the season that I feel God has set me apart in. And yes, we’re all called to live a life set apart in Christ Jesus but I know I can’t be the only one who goes through a season where the call to be set apart sometimes feels more lonely and exclusive than what was planned.
Those feelings that sometimes feel like depression, sadness, or loneliness. We’ve all experienced them in one way or another.
Could be from working hard with no breaks, not being present enough (mentally, spiritually, physically) to have the connections we all need as humans, or in many cases life is just doing what it tends to do, get in the way and try to burden you down with worries and “what if’s”.
In moments when I’m feeling more limited to the ground than free in the skies I remember that it’s my responsibility to get connected to the things that will (just like the tree) bring nutrients and protection to my vulnerable self. And when you already feel too close to the ground it can feel like work you didn’t ask to do getting connected, but it’s important. Leaning into the work that’s needed to connect (whatever that “connect” is for you) could be the support to get you to the place God’s prepared for your transformation.
Get out the rut sis!
Let’s get to the place God has prepared for our transformation.
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” – 2 Corinthians 4:17
“You will show me the path of life; In your presence is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11
“The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, He will strengthen your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.” – Isaiah 58:11
1 Corinthians 12:26