{Be Real} The Space in Between

Spiritual Growth

I don’t know about you, but I have always lived with this idea, “YOU are going to change the world.” I have known that God meant me for a purpose and that purpose was big and it was beyond me. Ever since I was a child, I knew that I was unique and I felt it in my bones. Now, as an adult, that feeling has become a little more tangible. For instance, I know that one day I am going to write a book. How? When? Not a clue.

Perhaps this feeling is what CS Lewis references as our “weight of glory.” This sense that God delights in us. That He has something big in store. That we were meant to give glory to a God who is completely holy – and somehow our lives are supposed to be an offering to that God.

The weight of glory can easily become a burden, feeling heavy on our shoulders. I know some days I am completely overwhelmed by it. When I think about all I want to do for God and His mission for me, it can bring me to tears (And has – many times!)

So what do we do in this space? When we know we have an assignment, we just don’t know how on earth to get there?

To be honest, I’m there right now. In between callings and navigating that very same space. So I want to encourage you, wherever you are in this journey with God, there will ALWAYS be a place we experience that space. The space that says: I’m here. But I’m headed there.

Picture this space or gap in our lives like the space between two mountains. (I’m a hiker – bare with me!) We are standing on one mountain or on the side of the mountain – and we see another mountain far off, that we know one day we will stand on. If you’re anything like me, you might ask God, “Can I parachute over there now? Jump even? Fly on a plane from here to there?”

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In that moment, if we dare listen to the whisper, we know the way we have to go. God gave us feet, not jet packs. He wants us to walk faithfully. With Him. Step by step. And before we can ascend a new mountain, our steps first have to trudge down the one we are already on.

As we walk, it’s easy to glorify the where that we are headed. It’s easy to fix our eyes on the mountaintop. But the one who holds our hands and our hearts, our dreams and our future, asks us to look instead to Him. To glorify Him, not any location we are headed. Because every place has its own challenges and joys. And true joy, it’s not found there. It’s always right here. The very place God has you to put your foot down next, is where He wants to meet you and fill you with joy.

God speaks to us in whispers. Whispers, soft, like leaves rustling in the wind. If we listen – if we give Him space in our everyday lives – we may just hear something remarkable in the most ordinary of moments.

And where we’re headed? It’s not about us at all. It’s about His grace which meets us though we don’t deserve it. His goodness which uses our pain and brokenness in the most beautiful ways. All to point back to a God who is so gracious to us.

So let’s keep walking together, shall we? Let’s keep our eyes fixed on our God as we walk the path before us. I’m with you, girl. Step by step.

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Commit your way to the LORD,

Trust also in Him,

And He shall bring it to pass.

He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,

And your justice as the noonday.”

(Psalm 37:3-6, NKJV)

“Therefore humble yourself under the mighty

hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,

casting all your care upon Him,

for He cares for you.”

(1 Peter 5:6-7)


November 10, 2014

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  1. marcia

    November 10th, 2014 at 8:30 am

    this spoke right into my heart this morning. I’m so in one of those in between times in life right now. and I so needed the reminder that it’s a journey and sometimes you simply need to wait on God and start walking down the mountain I’ve already climbed.

  2. Mariah

    November 10th, 2014 at 8:57 am

    This is exactly where I am. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Makayla Beth

    November 10th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    This is so awesome. :) God has a plan for each of our lives (Jer. 29:11). A purpose, a roadmap, and an end destination. But not a jetpack to get there. ;) Thank you so much for your encouragement! This reminded me so much of our church service last night. In Deut. 33 Moses gives reasons on why we should have joy in our hearts… And it’s because HE holds us in HIS hands. How cool of a thought is that? Thank you! ~ Makayla Beth

  4. Kerri

    November 10th, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I’m so glad! Yes, it’s great to know that every stage of life has an in between – it’s just drawing near to God in that space. No matter how messy it looks, He’s there for us. Every time has a purpose. Praying for you Marcia, and you too Mariah. Right there with you girls!

  5. Allie Rittle

    November 10th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I needed this so much today! Thank you!!

  6. Bethany Beck

    November 11th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Kerri, I am in tears right now. Wow. God is whispering to me through what you wrote. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing, for being there for me, and being so open and available to God RIGHT where He now has you.

  7. Kerri Lynne

    November 13th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Bethany, I’m SO very proud of you and your journey. So glad this touched you and grateful we can walk together. Love you!

  8. Megan Kelsey

    November 12th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Oh my GOSH this is so good. It’s so true. “It’s easy to glorify the where that we are headed. It’s easy to fix our eyes on the mountaintop. But the one who holds our hands and our hearts, our dreams and our future, asks us to look instead to Him. To glorify Him, not any location we are headed. Because every place has its own challenges and joys. And true joy, it’s not found there. It’s always right here. The very place God has you to put your foot down next, is where He wants to meet you and fill you with joy.” I feel like so many people need to be reminded of this! Thank you for sharing this!! :)

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