Friday, June 28, 2013

In Between

I'm finding myself more and more in the In Between places of my life.

As a Momma. . .
A Freshman, 4th grader and first grader, all going to be in school full time next year.
For the first time in almost 15 years no one will be at home with me during the day.

What's a Momma to do?

In Ministry

More readers here, book in progress (I can't believe I just typed that out loud!) a few speaking
engagements lined up for the fall and spring.
But, it's in between where my dream wants to go and where my reality is.

What's a Sister to do?

In Life

I'll be 42 in August. Yep, pretty sure that's right in between the beginning and the end.

What's a Girl to do? (lots of moisturizer and sunscreen for one thing!)

Sometimes, being in between can feel overwhelming and frustrating.
It can feel lonely and like an eternal struggle.

But, I'm finding that in the In Between, I need Jesus more.

More for direction and clarity. More for peace. More for grace.

And that when I need him more, He never says He can't or He's stuck, because He's never in between. He's always right beside me.

So when I make the conscious choice to remember and believe that, suddenly the In Between places aren't quite so scary anymore as He lights up the dark.
Not so lonely as He is a constant friend.

Not so overwhelming as He is constant peace.

Not so aimless as I follow His path for me.

In Between where I've been and where I'm going.

And just like in the beginning and just like at the finish, Jesus is carrying me every step of the way.

Are you In Between any places?  I'd love to hear your stories and what gets you through those In between places.

(For the first time I'm joining check what's going on!)

In between where I've been and where I'm going!


Rachel Q said...

Hey this was my first morning of joining 5 Minute Friday as well! Enjoyed your the way, I turned 42 this last October and it's not so bad! :)

Janis Cox said...

Hi Angie,
Welcome to Five Minute Friday. I have both you and Rachel today. Great. I love these connections - God connections.
Congratulations on your writing. I waited 10 years longer than you to start writing. But I have published my first children's book. Hurrah!
What a God leading the last 10+ years have been.

Angie said...

Thanks for the encouraging words Girls!

(nope 42 won't be bad-just In Between :) )

Lori Poppinga said...

Definitely...wherever we go there He is! Great reminder~thank you.
Keep up the God work.

Angie said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

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