Your New Chapter Awaits
The night before my first day of kindergarten, I laid my clothes out meticulously and told my parents that I wanted to ride the bus to school, the next morning. They said they had planned on taking me, but if I wanted to ride the bus, then they would honor my wish. I smiled from ear to ear, proud of the fact that I was boldly getting on that bus and walking myself to my new classroom…my new chapter in life.
The next morning, my parents kneeled down in front of me, looked me in the eye and told me how proud they were of me. When the bus pulled up, I waved at my parents and stepped onto the bus. I excitedly watched the bus stop and pick up my new classmates. There was great anticipation in the air and I was glad to be a part of it. I looked all around me, but never behind me. There was no reason to. My future was ahead of me.
When the bus pulled up to my new school, I got off and glanced toward the back of the bus. That’s when I saw my parents, in our car. They had followed the bus, to make sure I was going to be fine. They were there, just in case I became scared and wanted their loving arms around me. What a beautiful sight it was to see them sitting in the car, watching me, as their eyes shone with pride and overwhelming love for me. I waved at them, blew them a kiss and, with confidence in my stride, walked to my classroom. My new chapter awaited me.
Beloved, in the same way, you will continually enter new chapters, in your life. The unknown can be overwhelming and frightening, but fret not…God is with you. You may not see Him, but He is there. He is watching you, with an everlasting love. Look ahead of you because that’s where your future lies. God is your rear guard, so there's nothing to fear. With faith in your heart, step assuredly into the bright future. Your new chapter awaits. "The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever." ~Psalm 121:8~
Written by Karla McGuire (Inspired by God) ❤