Some days the waves come rolling in and there is just nothing you can do about it. Today is one of those days for me. And although there are so many wonderful things happening with my life right now, some things remain broken.
The weather shifted and the Holidays are approaching. Where do you start when you’re trying to rebuild your life. What are those first few steps? I honestly just want to shut down and not think about all of it, but then I stay stuck and I refuse to let that happen with my life.
Here! Right in this place of rubble, I get to choose how to write out a new plan.
Step-by-step, choice-by-choice, brick-by-brick, I’ll attempt to rebuild, and I know it won’t happen overnight. In fact, it’s going to take a lot of sweat, hard-work, tears, and teamwork but it can be done.
The foundation of a new plan is the most important piece. It requires special attention to each and every detail. I can’t afford to rush through the rebuilding phase of my life, and neither can you.
Matthew 7:24-25 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.”
Life keeps on going one way or another. You can live in the pile of ash forever or you can get up and dust yourself off.
Let’s be real…I’m not the only person in this world who has had to start out fresh again. I’m not the only person in this world who has suffered a great loss.
This is what life is made of. Hard times and good times. Ups and downs.
Together they are what shape us into who we are.
So although I don’t really want to… I’ll get up off this couch and I’ll keep moving. I’ll order those Christmas gifts and I’ll get my recipes out. I’ll get things ready for Advent and I’ll prepare my heart and mind for the kids coming and going.
I’ll find my new rhythm and I look forward to the journey there. May you find yours too.