I felt it creeping up on me. Demands and tasks that never seemed to end. Life was taking off which meant that it was getting busy. Many good things were happening, but I began to experience a restlessness in my spirit. I liked where I was headed, but not at the price of my sanity, health, and mental clarity.

This is when it all began to change for me. I ended up back at this place I frequent quite often. In fact, God draws me back to this place over and over. When life gets off balance, He begins to recalibrate those things that are out of alignment. So here I was right back where He wanted me from the beginning. Right back at a place of simplicity.

This is when I knew I had to take a short break in order to get my life back on track. I stepped away from several things. It was the best decision I could have made. It gave me exactly what I needed – healing through the gift of rest. Resting my mind. Resting my body. Resting my emotions. It was a beautiful place beside the quiet and still waters. God did what only He could do at this place. I didn’t rush this time. In fact, I gave God an open invitation to take as long as He needed.

So now I’m back! That season is over, and I’m moving forward into 2020 with excitement and expectancy. In the midst of my downtime, God gave me direction and a new vision for my life and destiny. Some things stayed the same, but most were changed and rearranged as He so often likes to do. There is a peace here as I trust Him with all the pieces of my life – those that make sense and those that don’t. He has me exactly where He wants me – at a place of total dependency upon Him.

I’m looking forward to my future with contentment as I watch Him unfold it all right before my eyes. I continue to learn new lessons in faith each day. Lessons that encourage me and give me a supernatural hope for what lies ahead. With Him walking right beside me, I have nothing to fear. I can be calm whether it’s peaceful or chaotic. I can be happy no matter what my life looks like. My life isn’t perfect, but it’s perfect for me.

So here I am revisiting what I already knew. Life – it’s a beautiful and blessed gift!

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