when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing, we are ripe for making a move. Awareness also involves being able to see the possibility of living in a new way.
In the chapter I'm reading, the study is in the context of Moses leading the Israelites, and just as they got going they faced the Red Sea.
It discusses how God rarely if ever takes us the fastest, most logical way - He has too much to teach us by leading us through the 'roundabout way'.
Just this week I had a chance to spend some time chatting with our pastor and we were discussing some of the things people have been through this past year. And how in our earthly - limited human way it's impossible to see the whole picture and especially difficult to see the 'why'. But, we can have such confidence in the fact that God, the creator of the entire universe and all of it's inhabitants can see everything from the beginning of time to the end. He sees how it all fits together and all supports our journeys. And all it takes for us to 'change or move on' is trust in His all-knowing plan and surrendering our lives to His way.
My prayer is to see the change He needs in me and in turn to lead well through change which always makes us stronger than we were before! I do not want to stay the same!!