How many moments have you found yourself back at zero?
All thoughts disappear. Sounds stop. The air in the room is frozen and, if you reach out your hand, you can catch the dust particles in the sunbeams. If you are lucky, these happen in positive times on your path of life.
If you are like the rest of us, you’ve been blindsided by forces outside of your control.
The secret is: the moment will pass.
You’ll need to make a first step.
Our days are often spent building bridges. We find friends and family members and set up transactions that can turn into dependency. We’re mired in people and places that are not helpful. From every direction you hear:
What can you do for me?
When you make your first step, you must evaluate the bridges. Consider the people in your life. Take inventory.
Decide what can be left behind as one thing is clear:
You can’t stay the way you are. The critical moments create dividing lines in your life. It is impossible to go back.
The hope is looking forward. It is looking for new bridges to cross and build.
In the coming weeks, I’m going to be telling more of our personal story. You’ll find some guest posts here from people writing about their own first steps, faith, and lives in action. You’ll find new materials and fresh community.
I invite you to be a part of it, join the story and see what it means to find yourself again. Wherever you are on the journey, feel free to contribute and make your voice heard.