Season of Change...



Yes, friends, don't stroke, I have decided to blog again! I had to laugh when I stared at my blog for about 5 minutes trying to figure out where and how to do a new post. That's a sure sign you've been gone from the blog world too long!

I chose to title this post "Season of Change" because that's exactly what I've been experiencing the past few months and am looking forward to in the days and months ahead. I am emerging from a season of quiet. A time, where I felt I needed to be still and listen for the voice of God. Despair and negativity were consuming me as I was pleading to the Lord to rescue me. When I felt He wasn't hearing me, I cried louder. But it was in the midst of my pleas that His still, small voice commanded me to be still, to be quiet, to be faithful and serve Him for such a time as this--regardless of the circumstances.

And so I hushed. I quit focusing on my "checklist" of the Lord meeting my needs and started learning a new habit of thankfulness and contentment in all things. It was a daily struggle, and one in which I didn't always win, but the Lord has consistently been chipping away at this self-centered, control-freak of a shell that I am and has reshaped and molded me and shown me that if I just get out of HIS way, then He will reveal to me the life and blessings He so longs to bestow upon me.

And like the first, new blooms in Spring, I am emerging with new life out of a cold, silent "winter", eager to see what the Lord has in store for me, for us, in this new season of our lives.

7 sweet friends had to say...:

Musicaljean said...

Oh Tracey, how I look forward to a chance to not only meet you, but to share heart to heart. I too have been, and still am, going through a huge season of change. I don't think God is finished with all the work He's trying to do in my heart.

Kat said...

Welcome back Tracey! Wow, what a beautifully written heart-felt post...full of honestly and from the heart feelings. I think we all have been in your shoes at one time or another. Being still isn't easy for me either. Sometimes I find myself rushing from one thing to another without really living, if you know what I mean. Which is a sin when you really think about it. Every single day is a gift. So thanks for your honesty and for a gentle reminder. I'm truly thankful you are back.

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat

Tonja said...

Tracey, I have missed you so much! And, I can feel the heart felt words you are speaking in this post! It has been that kind of a year for me, as well. You explained it so beautifully. I pray you feel the peace that comes from truly 'letting go and letting God'. Enjoy the holiday...make some sweet memories! God Bless you and yours!

Emily Lawrence Bray said...

hey sweet friend...thanks for the reminder! love you so much!

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