Happy Sunday! This past week, I began a brand new position as a college instructor and teacher education program director. My change in schedule, responsibilities, and figuring out care for Felicity was quite a juggling act. Mid-week, as was driving to pick up Felicity, I had that moment where I wondered if….just if, maybe I had made the right choice. It was a few minutes as I thought about my former shorter commute to work, how settled everything once was, and how new everything now felt — how behind I felt in understanding my new role and all that needed to be done. Just as I began to slide into that next level, you know the one when you fear you have made the wrong decision, I was reminded that these feelings…these turbulent moments…are nothing out of the ordinary when starting something brand new.
The Israelites had some rocky days when they first began their travels through the wilderness. They knew the general direction they were heading, but they got sidetracked when they began to focus on other things — in Exodus Chapter 16, it was their food selection. They got so upset with their leadership, that they actually said to Moses:
“Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” (16:3).
How quickly we forget from where we have come from! Sure, their food selection may have been “better” in Egypt, but they forgot that they were slaves, and that they were eating scraps, and that they had yearned to be free while they once feasted on the scraps from their taskmasters. They needed a reminder where they’d come from, where they were going, that it was God who lead the way and that ultimately God would provide for every need they had.
That’s what I was reminded of this week, too! God called me to this new adventure and He will abundantly provide for all of my needs, Felicity’s, and your needs, too! It’s a fresh reminder for you and me that our connection to the Creator must remain deep and thriving. He WILL faithfully guide, ABUNDANTLY provide, and work in and through us in ways far beyond we could ever imagine!
Have a GREAT one!
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