In any aspect in life we always have a:
In the Beginning we find ourselves in a new environment, were getting accustomed to what we have to look forward to, and make sure our goal will be met.
The Middle has us involved in what we like to call, Fully Immersed....meaning that day in, day out, were ALL about it, it's our duty, and we must excel in every way.
Now the End has us in tears, our emotions are out of control and we are in fear of what our lives will be like in it's new form of state.
You can truly apply this in romantic relationships, friendships, family, jobs, opportunities, etc. and yet we have every single time we go through the "Beginning, Middle, End", we come out stronger and hopefully wiser.
I remember starting out in Youth Ministry back in 2002, it was terrifying!! I was only 18 and really, what would I have to offer 15-17 year old teens about having to learn about GOD? I had to do my full research and get with it! So we move forward to 2005, I was a personal assistant to my best friend and Youth Minister, I was in the lead singer in the choir, and was teaching teens and helping them understand what GOD had to offer them, I was on FIRE for the LORD! Then we move to 2008, I had announced my farewell 2 months in advance to everyone and was thinking, "For the past 7 years, it's been all about GOD, researching and countless speeches and retreats and prayers....what am I to do now?" I then found out that I wanted to challenge myself in the real world and see how I could put into effect what for years I was speaking to hundreds of teens about, LOVE!
I went in with an open heart and wanted to discover what LOVE was all about in a FAITH sense and I was able to capture what I was looking for all along in me, I just had to give myself fully to what was asked of me and dive in! Once I discovered what I was looking for, I could no longer use it as a crutch to walk along with, I needed to move on and LIVE. Closing this chapter in my life was the hardest thing I had to do, I felt like I turned my back on everyone and abandoned them. Little did I know and recognize that if I hadn't closed that chapter, I most likely would not have had the opportunities that have led me to what my life is now.
This is why it's so important to recognize when to close a chapter in our lives, and once it's closed, we can never highlight was once was, we can only learn from what we've gone through and...move on! Growth is a part of life that will always need sustenance, it will always need and yet have a: