In Others’ Words: The End and the Beginning

The end and the beginning 2016

If we can search and find the beginning hidden in the ending … well then, the ending isn’t quite so painful.

I’m facing an ending right now — an “everything is finished” kind of moment. God was gracious enough to give me a head’s up about it months ago, so I wasn’t caught off guard by it. But still, there is an ending here. And there is some sadness in writing “The End” on this chapter of my life.

But I also know this is a beginning, too. Do I know exactly what this new adventure looks like? No. But I know I’m starting something new — something that I want to do. And so, in the midst of the end I’m already anticipating the next thing God has waiting for me … and I’m waiting on Him to say, “This is where we start.”

Until then, I wait. I acknowledge the end even as I set my sights on what is up ahead. It’s an interesting place to be, one brimming with things finished … and things waiting to be accomplished.

In Your Words: Where are you? Are you at a “beginning” moment or a “finished” moment? What makes the moment manageable?

 

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6 Comments

  1. August 9, 2016, 1:31 am   /  Reply

    There is the Tao; it is too young to have a beginning, and too ancient to have an end.

    • August 9, 2016, 3:42 pm   /  Reply

      And there you go again, Andrew, bringing an interesting perspective to the conversation. 🙂

  2. August 9, 2016, 6:46 am   /  Reply

    I’m not at an ending, but at a place where I’m adding another path. And I’m really excited about it. Blessings and favor as you start a new beginning!

    • August 9, 2016, 3:42 pm   /  Reply

      Now I’m intrigued, Pat! 🙂

  3. August 10, 2016, 11:11 am   /  Reply

    Your post made me think of the quote, “Sometimes people will walk into your life and leave footprints on your heart and you’re never the same.”

    We have those chapters to help us grow and stretch for the new beginnings God is offering us. Here’s to your new beginning! ~lifts cup of tea~ <3

    • August 10, 2016, 2:59 pm   /  Reply

      Clinking my cup of tea to yours, Lisa! <3

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