Thursday, October 22, 2009

"something is going on with me" by lindsey nobles

yesterday while cruising this grand ol' world wide web,
i came across lindsey nobles blog. lindsey is the director
of corporate communication at thomas nelson. the
following post is one that she so graciously has allowed
me to borrow from her blog.

her words caused a realization to stir deep within
me as soon as i read them. it's almost as if she took
exactly how i've been feeling the last few weeks
& put it into words, her words... & they are great words,
so i'm going to let her blog post do the speaking...

"something is going on with me" by lindsey nobles

"I don’t know really what it is. But something is definitely going on with me.

Probably the best way to explain it is to say I just don’t feel like myself. I feel like a stranger in my own skin. Or more accurately, I don’t feel like I am the same girl that I was last year, last week, or even last night.

I am smack dab in the middle of a season of change.

I am experiencing the pains that are representative of growth, but I can’t quite see the changes in the mirror. What used to fit now feels strangely uncomfortable like last year’s skinny jeans but I haven’t figured out what alternations need to be made to embrace the transformed me.
So here I sit in limbo land, not comfortable living in the past and not sure what the future holds, yet feeling strangely encouraged. Encouraged because I am confident that my discomfort is a road sign reassuring my path; my trepidation is a herald of the extraordinary adventure that lies ahead; my anxiousness a reminder that I am fully living in the present.

And I refuse to be a hostage to my past or my future.

“And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God center our lives and we become like him.” – 2 Corinthians 3:18 from The Message

Does any of this sound familiar to you? This kind of unfamiliar and scary, but exhilarating spell of change?"



1 comment:

alisha said...

This is really encouraging - I feel in a similar place. Thanks for sharing.