It’s ok if this season looks different than you thought it would.
It’s ok if things look, feel, sound, smell, taste different than you thought they would.
It’s ok if they’re different from what they once were and what you thought they would be by now.
It’s ok if you come home to an empty house these days and set a table for one.
It’s ok if you come home to an overwhelming, well lived in home that you can’t seem to keep up with.
It’s ok if you thought things would be different by now.
It’s ok if your “have it all together” looks different in this season.
It’s ok if things are different.
It’s ok if the differences are still uncomfortable.
Different is ok.
We can let our guard down to the unfamiliarity it may bring.
We are capable of handling new, unfamiliar and different.
Breath by breath the unfamiliar will become more and more familiar.
The cold space will soon warm up.
This place will soon become a new territory of who you are.
New grounds that mark the growth you traversed in this season.
Expanding who you are and who you’re becoming.
There’s still good here.
There’s still hope here.
In all seasons we have to search and fight for the good things...to see them, to recognize them.
This remains true at this point in time too.
Maybe you have to look a little closer or fight a little harder for the them, but they’re still here.
Give yourself grace.
The differences will propel growth.
New things are coming.
The Lord is still working.
Even here, there is air to breathe and space to grow.
It’s ok if this season looks different than you thought.
This is a range of mountains you’re learning to climb.
“So wear your strongest posture now, and see your hardest times as more than just the times you fell, but a range of mountains you learned to climb.” Morgan Harper Nichols
“...And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8