I watched a field get plowed last week. Dry tight dirt turned over into rich dark soil. Rows of transformed earth formed in front of my eyes in the wake of strong blades. The scene reminded me of change; how much we resist it, and yet how much we need it.
The farmer will be sowing again soon. He will scatter new seeds over his fields. The fields that are plowed will gobble up those seeds in the wells of good soil. The fields that are not plowed will miss out - entirely. Change. Think about it. If I resist turn over on my land, am I not also resisting my next harvest? I can imagine the fields around me high with corn in a few months, while mine lies dry and still due to being stuck in the mindset of a former crop.
My prayer becomes: God, I let go of what is behind. I take hold of what is ahead. I say "yes" to the change happening on the landscape of my life. I choose to embrace the new thing; the rubble of broken up dirt that is transition. I ask you to dig deep wells for the seeds you are scattering now. Make my heart a place of fertile ground for what You want to grow. Let the future begin.
Change, you have my permission. I'm riding you into something new. I embrace you as a gift from the Father. Eager eyes. Gaze ahead. Two feet forward. Here we go.
Friends, don't look back. Its time for straight forward motion. Your change is divinely orchestrated, or in the least a divine opportunity for bright new things. Let change happen. Move through it. Embrace it. Ride it into something new.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
Katie Luse is a speaker and writer who is passionate about navigating life with eyes on a hunt for beauty.