Letting Go…Relinquishing “shoulds” and what “ifs”

Sue Reeve

     Last time we “listened” together, I told you winter is my least favorite season. That revelation reminded me of a story I’d written several winters ago about a perspective-changing-winter-storm experience I had. The story, “Beauty in the Storm,” was published in a pretty little devotional book called Soul Matters for Women. I’ll reprint it in the next blog posting. Here’s an excerpt:

     How often have I retreated cautiously when encountering the possibility of a personal storm? In the middle of an uncomfortable situation, do I fret rather than breath deeply, relax and travel on with confidence? How many serendipitous moments have I missed because I turned back rather than pressed on? How many of God’s special gifts have remained unopened because I was what-if-ing or should-ing?

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Thinking about a valuable lesson I learned during a winter storm.
Photos by Connie Lloyd

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…I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on…

           Philippians 3:13 & 14 (NLT)

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