March Winds — Part I

The month of March started out here in our area with a Nor’Easter. We didn’t get snow, just a little rain. But we also got a lot of wind. #windsofchange #marchforward

Spring is on it’s way, but until it gets here, it’s still cold. However, about two and three weeks ago, we had two days in a row each week that were wonderful spring days. I walked our Rail Trail, and at least one of those days, when it reached nearly 80 degrees (!), I wore crop pants. I love those kinds of days…as I sit here in sweat pants and a flannel jacket.

We won’t be fully engaged with spring until May, but hopefully in April, it will start to warm up more. When it does, I’ll take pictures of my Royal Star Magnolia trees in full bloom. I wish I could transfer the wonderful fragrance of those trees into a picture.

Every spring, when the March winds blow, there are always words of encouragement that say, “March forward.” Or “The Winds of Change Are Blowing.”

Transition. It’s something we live with all the time. Things are always changing. The question becomes then, “How will that change affect me?”

It’s a decision we make. When choices are presented to you, how do you make your decision? You could: 1) write all the pros, then cons, 2) sit on it for a while until you have to do something, and/or 3) take it to the Lord in prayer.

I’ll use all three. I have several “decisions” I’m making right now—and they all have to do with this year. What will I do? Where will I go? What conferences shall I attend? Should I make my own opportunities or wait and see what God will do?

It’s important to seek the Lord for our decisions, especially the more important ones. I had this running dialogue with the Lord about 25 years ago. I’d seek Him about a job or career change.

Me: What do You want me to do, Lord?

Him: What do you want to do?

Me: I want to do what You want me to do.

Him: What do you want to do?

Me: I wanna do what You want me to do.

Him: What do you want to do?

Ugh! This would go on until I’d groan in frustration. But I’d never hear a specific answer.

We have many choices in this era. Here in America, we are the land of opportunity. We can make our own way if necessary. I’ve done it a couple of times. Didn’t usually work. Which is why I’ve had that dialogue with God.

But, what I’ve learned is that we seek the Lord for who He is, not only for what we’ll do. He’s more concerned about who we are becoming, than about what we do. Click to Tweet

So, when the winds of change bring temperature change, life change, career change, we can seek the Lord and let Him change our lives. #windsofchange #marchforward

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