I thought I would post this poem I received from an email subscription service back in early October after I had made the decision to leave my church. I had not yet left at the time, as I was still in the process of planning our annual Women's Retreat/Conference, and I was struggling not with the decision per se, but the grief over leaving so many people and the ministry I loved behind. This was one of many confirmations that God was in control and that my decision was the right one.
No matter what situation you are in, I encourage you, dear readers to take a step of faith in the direction you believe God is calling you to go. The unknown is scary and unnerving at times, but with God it can also be exciting and fun. May God bless you today with this poem.
DON'T LOOK BACK
As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.
There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.
So pack up your troubles and take a step forward -
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead
If you can be stalwart enough!
There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!
Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,
And so many ways you can grow!
Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!
Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay centered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.
Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.
So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!
-- Author Unknown