The In - Between

I've been fascinated with sunsets lately 

Probably because sunsets mean the day is slowing down and things are wrapping up - coming to an end. 

I'm in that season.

Of things slowing down and coming to an end - It's an interesting place to be. 

When friends ask me how I'm doing - my usual response is "I'm fine, just thinking through next steps after graduation." But if I was to be completely honest I would tell them that I'm struggling with being still; with letting God lead me; with being in this in - between space. 

In - between spaces mean relinquishing control - They mean surrender. 

Surrender is uncomfortable. 

But surrender is also the space where grace abounds and where joy overflows. 

Joy in Surrender

If you try to keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find true life. And how do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your whole soul in the process? Is anything worth more than your soul?
— Matthew 16:25-26

What if this in - between space is an opportunity for me to let go of the life that I thought I'm supposed to be living, choosing instead to follow Christ anywhere, any time, any cost? 

What if in - between spaces are an opportunity to understand the beauty and freedom found in truly living in light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? 

Hmn...

Maybe in - between spaces are places where freedom reigns and we experience fierce love that redeems and restores and points us towards the One who spoke this earth - this time - into existence.