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NEW SEASONS... THE UNKNOWN

by Alethea Awuku September 13, 2019

NEW SEASONS... THE UNKNOWN

There is a certain apprehensive feeling that we all go through as we prepare to enter into a new season of our lives. It can be a new job, entering into a relationship, starting school, marriage, parenthood, or a large financial commitment.

Entering into a new season of our lives is like walking into the unknown because well, it is unknown to us regardless of how much we have ‘prepared ourselves’ for it. Our feelings can have us feeling strange– wondering if the thoughts we have are justifiable, reasonable, normal, or a signal that God is using to steer our hearts towards His voice in a season. Have we made the right decision or not?

There are many ups and downs, many winding turns, and blind spots. When we are approaching something new, we feel uncertain because we have no control over what we will find when we open that door or turn that bend.

Caution vs faith

We may profess that we have faith because we really do want to have faith, but deep down the feeling of apprehension may be gently gnawing at us telling us to err on the side of caution, or abandon our ambitious pursuit altogether.

As a new mum I desire to raise my son a certain way, because it is in my heart to do it. But can I be honest? I feel terrified at the thought of it! I haven’t been down this road before and I am asking a million questions, and thinking a million thoughts. 

By faith I have moved into seasons that I knew the Lord was leading me into, and have found that in the unknown moments of my life, He has demonstrated His faithfulness in the most intricate and consistent ways.

God is always faithfully providing for us and tapping us to see His provision and hand in many of the things that we go through, but sometimes we just never see it because we have grown comfortable in the security of being able to have reasonable controls over the variables in our lives.

It is only when we come face to face with the unknown- when we come face to face with our answered prayers, or a test that God is cheering us on to overcome that we contend with the feelings of uncertainty and our knees buckle a little.

Be bold in faith

God has shown me that instead of allowing the fear of uncertainty to overwhelm me, I should use it as an opportunity to allow my faith to grown in Him, and to cling onto Him rather than my own reasoning mind, and I must exchange what I see or don’t see, with His Word that builds up faith in my heart.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 





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