Who doesn’t love a good movie ending? The guy gets the gal and saves the world in the nick of time. The princess finds her prince charming and they all live happily, ever after. You have to admit, you can’t beat a happy ending.
There’s nothing that frustrates me more than an ending that is open for interpretation. I want to be able to perfectly conclude what the future holds for each of the characters before I say goodbye. Don’t leave me hanging, I don’t like it!
The reality is that life is full of open endings. Every ending is just a new beginning in disguise: the end of pregnancy means a new beginning for a little person and their mum; the end of your education means the start of your career; the end of one project opens up an invitation to dream about the next one.
Why are we always in a rush to get to the end, only to find a new beginning?
A few nights ago, as I was trying desperately to switch my busy mind off and get a few hours sleep, I sensed the Lord show me a whole new entire direction with this book. “Oh no!” I thought, “I was so close to the end!” What He showed me was so much greater than what I could have imagined.
I know that what He is breathing into this book will be worth every minute spent re-wording and restructuring and as demanding as this process feels, I know it is working something in me that no amount of money or time can accomplish. God is creating a new beginning.
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Revelation 21:5 ESV
Can I trust Him to lead me to the end of this process and help me transition into the new season ahead? This is a question that does not just apply to my book, but to every area of my life.
Dear friend, I pray that we will have the courage to live comfortably in the in-betweens. Where ever you find yourself from the beginning or the end, may you have the grace to embrace the moment, because He uses all of it for our good and for His glory. He will make something new out of everything we surrender to Him.
Today, I remind myself to just sit close enough to hear His heartbeat, until my own syncs up with His; and as I hear the Words He whispers to my heart, I will faithfully write them down and enjoy every moment of the journey.
After all, the end is only just a new beginning in disguise.
Today I hear the Father whisper: “Faithful One. How I wish you could see the future that awaits you as you put your trust in me. I will never disappoint you or leave you wanting. You are the very beat of my heart; my image on the earth and therefore, I love to bless the work of your hands. There is a great blessing on your diligence, so keep up the good work, dear one. I don’t miss a thing!” ❤