Sunday, July 10, 2016
Out of body transition
It has been 6 months since starting a "new" life back stateside. It has been a whirlwind of a "new" job... a "new" face to face relationship... a "new" set of adventures... and a "new" set of opportunities.
There have been several opportunities where I have met new people that have asked questions of what I have done in the past. As I start sharing with these "new" friends of what I have been doing the last couple of years... it seems surreal... like I am having an out of body experience... like I am a bystander telling someone else's story. I struggle with the realization that this was my life in the past and getting others to understand this "new" normal.
Looking back to even a year ago... it seems like it was an eternity ago and a world away. I was in China... teaching English with Disney... going on amazing weekend adventures to places like Sanya (the Hawaii of China) and Hong Kong. Even though I lived the moments and was blessed to have these opportunities... it seems like a fairy tale now.
I chose many years ago to live intentionally and with a content heart in every situation. This has been a new season in my life...yes there have been difficult moments... but it has been good.
I am blessed beyond belief that Christ came to make all things "new" ... we don't have to live in our pasts... whether good or bad... each day is a "new" gift from God!
How will you discover the things in your life that He has made new???