When I’m in a new or changing situation, I often experience a wave of anxiety. It happens when I’m in a crowd of people I don’t know, change positions at work, or meet new people. The feelings don’t last long (thankfully), but I freeze at first and start to feel all tingly, and my heart rate goes crazy!
When I first entered the finished season I’m now in, I felt a HUGE wave of this anxiety. I couldn’t see — couldn’t even imagine — how God would use me as I retired from a successful career.
These words on Page 166 give me hope!
“Becoming surrendered to a season that is finished doesn’t mean we stop being available to be used by God.”
As we continue to study the life of Moses this week, we see a wise and confident Moses who was willing to be used by God and knew God fought for him (Exodus 14:14).
Maybe you feel confident like Moses, or a bit anxious like me. Either way, remember God is the same today as He was yesterday! And we all need Him to help us walk through the changing seasons of life.
Here are some ways Nicki provides for us to process and pray through our finished season (see Page 170 for more):
- Make a list of everything you are grateful for about this season.
- Ask God to show you what needs to be changed in your heart.
- Write out any verses that are helping you through this season.
- Finish by writing what you would like your next season to look like.Ask God if it lines up with His plans for you.
Love and prayers,
In Exodus 14:15-17 (ESV), God told Moses, “Lift up your staff.” God used in a new way the very thing He had given Moses to part the waters of the Red Sea! We have also been given “things” by God — gifts and talents. How is God using what YOU have been given in this season?