September 12, 2012

just some thoughts...

(I scribbled this out weeks ago, but it got stashed away and forgotten about until now.)

Life is a crazy thing. 
Just when you think you have it figured out, everything changes and nothing is what it seemed.

And it's so easy to get caught up with the way I wish things were. 
There are so many things I wish I could change. 
But spending time thinking about the what if's will keep you from experiencing the what can be's. 

And you know, there are so many good things in life...just waiting to be experienced. 
There are lessons to be learned, adventures to be had, memories to be made.

But if you're so busy filling your heart with discontent, and longing for something that's out of reach, 
you'll never see the good things that are right in front of you.

I know when you've been thinking about one thing for so long, it can be hard to change your focus. 
It's like leaving your comfy place and stepping into a scary hallway, with endless doors and unknown opportunities. 
Sure, your comfy place is nice, and familiar, and...well, comfy.
But you won't get anywhere sitting there.

That dark hall and those scary doors seem daunting, but behind those doors there is something big.
Something brilliant. Something bright...
so bright it might blind you at first.

And you'll realize just how dark your world had been before.

At some point you've got to choose to stop looking back. 
So you can start moving forward. 


Jeannie Pederson said...

Yep. Been there so many times. The freedom found in walking with Christ, leaving your fears, is amazing, and hard to explain until you've been there.

Julieboo said...

Suuuper cute picture of you.
Your eyes look like they're smiling! :)

Lydia said...

Thank you, Jeannie. So nice to be understood.

Lydia said...

Aww...thanks Julie! :)

Sarah K said...

I think those "dark halls and scary doors" make us appreciate what is behind them more.

I look back on the different things I've gone through, and can actually say "Thank you, Lord, even though it was hard" - That's something I never thought I'd be able to say, and it's so freeing!

Lydia said...

Yes, Sarah! What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :)