Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Fleeting Life

 
I can feel it slipping through my fingers...
my current life and all that is in it.
This place that I have been planted,
where I have deep roots and blooming stems.
 
I have had intense watering which has caused me to branch out and grow.
My roots surround stones underground and stretch deeper still into the earth.
 
I am being uprooted from this fertile soil 
and replanted in another. 
 
There is no use in trying to hold on to those stones underground,
in hopes that they will keep me from going.
The harder I hold on, the more the pulling away hurts.
It is better to let go with purpose.  
 
And so it begins....
the letting go,
one by one
saying goodbye
boxing up treasures
giving away momentos
attempting to leave things better than I found them.
 
I am learning that life is always changing always moving forward.
I can sit and stare or I can move with anticipation.
Where ever I am, I choose to make a difference.
For all of life is fleeting,
there is no time to waste wondering.
 
James 4:13-15
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow,
we shall go to such and such a city,
and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow.
You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that."  
 
  

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