There are seasons in life when we may find ourselves in the crux of being in-between. Human nature does not like the uncomfortable places. It may seem as though there is no progress to be made, like standing still or treading water, so to speak.
Perhaps you have fallen on hard times, lost a job, or a home. Perhaps you are going through a break up or a divorce. Perhaps you are grieving the loss of a loved one or the loss of a business, the source of your income or loss of prosperity.
However uncomfortable we may find the in-between places, being there is ok, as it is not permanent. It is a sorting, resting, mindful, powerful place—a time of emotional change, the emotional discomfort will cause you to make a shift…propel you forward. Being fully present during your season of in-between time, pay attention to your thoughts, feelings and actions. Doing so will allow you a great deal of insight about your needs, desires and emotional and intellectual weaknesses.
When you finally settle into a new “normal”, you will then be able to evaluate what the in-between place has taught you about yourself and your position in life. When you acknowledge your strengths, courage, critical thinking skills and fortitude, you will gain a stronger sense of self-confidence and personal acceptance.
No experience is ever wasted.
God desires you to keep on keeping on.
As we serve Him, feeding the hungry, praying for those in trouble, restoring strength to the weak, guiding others who are walking in darkness, we too are served:
When you are somewhere in-between, do everything you can to serve. Through serving, God will restore everything you have lost and as an added benefit, He will heap on joy and fullness where there was lack. Suddenly, the in-between place loses the power you have allowed it in your mind. New hope springs from lost hope.