I am reading a book for one of my classes this semester on Managing Transitions and I came across a quote that is worth the whole price of the book ($5.95 on Amazon.com). Here it is:
“It’s not so much that we are afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that place in between that we fear…It’s like being between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There is nothing to hold on to.” Marilyn Ferguson, American Futurist
Right now in my life, I am finding that I am more and more in between trapezes. My blanket is in the dryer and I am looking for something to hold on to. I am holding onto my love of Jesus Christ and my hope in His provision and plan for my life. I am holding onto the love of my life, Jennifer, and her peaceful submission to me as head of our home. I am holding onto my boy Isaac and his undying love for his daddy. And I am holding onto our new baby that is yet to be born, but already looking to me to provide for his/her welfare.
I have a lot to hold onto, but all the other things: job, school, career, house, finances, future ministry, certain relationships…seem to be up in the air. They are all changing. Not everything at once, but one slight shift in life causes so many things to be disorganized and dis-shelved. As a highly organized person, that doesn’t go down to well with me.
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. My hope is the Lord.