As a military brat I learned about leaving in a unique way. I remember in elementary and junior high when it was time to move to a new area, what my mom would say to people when we left (growing up…..I have always attributed this to my mom). It went something like this – “bye, we will miss you. We will see you again, if not in this lifetime then in heaven.”(Its not exactly how she said it but the point was because we were family in Jesus we would see each other again.)
Our lives have seasons where we have to leave. Perhaps it is a job, a church, a past time, a friendship, moving away to a new location. What that simple concept has taught me is to work at making the most of the time I am in. I have not lived out this concept well but I am trying to get better at it.
When it is time to leave it is leaving what has become comfortable to us and entering into something different. That different can be new, unfamiliar, even uncomfortable. I don’t find leaving easy. The hardest kind of leaving for me is when I don’t know what is ahead of me, I simply know I need to leave and I am to go a different direction. I can rest in knowing that God is my rock and he doesn’t leave. Who I am wasn’t uprooted just the surroundings of the new direction.
This post is part of the Five Minute Friday link up over at Kate Motaung, where you are giving a prompt, set the timer for 5 minutes and free write.