Thursday, 31 October 2013

BF2013: The End ...The Beginning...

Well, today is the end of BlogtoberFest 2013. While I haven’t blogged every day in October, the challenge of blogging every day has been ever present. I haven’t pressured myself to write about anything deep and meaningful; I’ve just waited for topics to arise, which they have. I also haven’t pressure myself into posting every day; if the day was too much for me, as it sometimes is, I just let it go and waited until the next day.

That all being said, today is The End.

October has brought about many endings for me. Realisations from God that there are certain things that I need not concern myself with any longer. And with these endings come new beginnings. God is always good like that.

An end to being pressured by the world to be like it, or to keep up with it.
The end to feeling guilty about having to appease people.

The beginning to a new stage in my life after the realisation that God HAS answered my prayer in a particular area.
The start of new routines and activities at home.

We are taught in Ecclesiates 3 that “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.”

Nothing is meant to stay the same forever. There are to be endings and beginnings. And for this I am thankful.

A big thank you goes to Michelle from Shells in the Bush for hosting BlogtoberFest 2013. My writers appetite has definitely been whet to write more now.

1 comment:

  1. Ok...are you in my head? We really are on such similar journeys!!