God knows when we're ready to climb up to the next level of life. He also knows when he needs to hold onto us. He gives us a feeling for what is to come, but knows we need his support until we are ready to take off up the branches, climb and adventure onto the next level, move forward into the next season.
It's kind of like being just about ready to crawl. We're getting just about ready to be mobilised and launched into something new. We're so poised, so ready, but not quite there yet. Life can be like that. We're feeling oh so ready, yes God. But somehow, we've got some more growing, some more strengthening to do before that first tentative move takes us in a new direction. And then the world is about to open up at our front door.
It's like the first day of school and we don't know what to expect. We are still plugged into the car chair, on the verge of the inevitable, about to walk through the door into a whole new world. We don't know exactly what to expect. Are we going to be ok? Are we going to manage? Are we going to thrive?
The first-day-of-school feeling comes with a mixture of emotions. We are excited to be doing something new and wow, it's finally here. But at the same time, we're not sure exactly how to feel about all of this newness. God is like the parent who is always rooting for us. He's behind us all the way. He knows there's nothing to worry about.
It's not so scary after all. We take that first step up the slide, and we're about to free-fall glide into a whole new world.