"God is always previous."
While this blog isn't necessarily always faith-based, my life is. So the topic of my faith shows up from time to time.
Today is one of those posts.
Last week I had "one of those days" that lasted most of the entire week. I had a major decision to make--one that closed a door on something that I loved being part of. And even though I knew God's hand was guiding me to shut the door, it was still a rough week.
It's difficult--painful--to walk away from something you love. Something you value.
Even as I made the difficult-right decision, I sensed God saying, "You're moving in the right direction. Keep going."
No--I didn't hear an audible voice. I just felt an overarching peace, even as I grabbed another tissue and erased the tell-tale tears.
I'm blessed to have a mom-in-the-Lord--my husband's Aunt Jean. She has listened to me talk about, cry about, rejoice about my life over the past two decades.She's counseled me. Prayed for me, my husband and our family. I will only see what her prayers have wrought in heaven.
As I discussed last week with her, I shared how quickly God revealed what was next for me--literally within hours of my "Close the door" decision.
My always wise Aunt Jean shared something her friend Carol often said: God is always previous.
Previous. Prior. Occurring before something else in time or order.
Like he might have a perspective about life--my life--that I don't have.
Like he might have a plan.
In Your Words: Have you experienced the "Yes, this is the end of something good, but wait until you see what's waiting around the bend in the road" phenomena? I'd love to hear about it.
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Labels: Beth K. Vogt, close door, In Others' Words, open door, perspective, Timing