Sometimes a change of scenery helps re-focus different things in your life. Who you are. Who you aren’t. What you really like. What you really don’t like. If you’re really hearing what the Lord is saying through His Word, or if it is your own independent thoughts and desires that are making the bulk of the decisions. A place where you have to take a realistic look at choices, and if the directions you’ve planned are in agreement with the plan God has set out for you.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. – Psalm 16:11
Sometimes that sense of being unsettled hits you as you observe the unfamiliar environment you find yourself in. You have doubts that recent choices are really what you are supposed to be doing. Especially when circumstances of life seem to hinder what you thought would easily happen. But then the Lord gives you clarity.
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; – Psalm 37:23
Your path, because you delight in God’s way, is already established. You do your part, you pray, you study instruction in the Word, and you live out what you’ve learned. You have confidence that the scripture that guides you is directly from the Lord, God breathed into the words men have written that make up the Holy Bible.
A change of scenery can be a good thing. You sometimes see some things that need to be adjusted in your life. You recognize things that are on track and rejoice. You are comforted in acknowledging that you are not alone, even if the scenery changes.
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