“I’ve moved on, and I'm seeing someone else...”
When I heard those words, I knew it was actually an answer to a prayer. I had been trying for quite some time to determine the direction in which my life was headed, and trying to decide “what's next?”
After more than three years of prayers, tears, waiting and watching, the answer was made very clear. If you look up the definition of "clear", you will find among the definitions: “free from darkness, obscurity or cloudiness, perceiving or discerning distinctly.” What, aside from God almighty himself, can give that level of clarity?
You see, when you pray for guidance you have to be willing to accept and do what is revealed to you. It’s not always going to turn out the way you think, and quite often the answers that are given may seem way outside the original query or situation. But one thing is true. The answer, when it comes, will give you clarity that defies regular human logic. Sometimes, as in this case, the answer may bring hurt and pain. However, one realizes in the midst of this that the same God that provided an answer can provide healing for all the pain and hurt. That He is actually waiting to grant that solace if you turn to Him in the midst of it all.
And so, in the midst of the pain that has settled temporarily on my heart, I turn to the One who can heal all. The One who knows all our pains and sufferings. The One who can and will provide release. I lay it all at His feet, knowing that as I do so it is already taken care of. That the blessings and good things that God has in store for me are just around the corner, waiting to be discovered.
So, I too am moving on. I will be relocating to South Carolina to be in closer proximity to my 78 year old mom, and my 98 year old grandmother. Moving on to a new life in a new city, with new friends, a new job, and a totally new environment.
This is the blessing of a fresh start, granted by a God that I know loves me and watches over me.