A to Z for How to Act During the In-Between Times

I have a question for you – have you found yourself somewhere between where you once were and where your heart longs to be? I have and you may have too. Sometimes we feel stuck between a  rock and a hard place, yet in-between times can also challenge us to act according to God’s word and grow.

How did you feel?

Flat out MAD

At God…or someone else?

Or were you content in the midst of the:

Job change
Job loss
Fertility treatments
Adoption process
Your kiddo’s childhood
Your kiddo’s teenage years (yikes!)

Oh Lord! How long is this list? Endless…

Our varied situations are just that – unique to each one of us, yet so similar in the thoughts, feelings and actions produced in us.

Or calm acceptance

Anger and animosity
Or peace in His presence

Or recognizing His blessings and faithfulness

Or do we share words that soothe souls

I wonder if a list of A to Z is possible to produce here?

Have you found yourself in a place between where you once were and where your heart longs to be? Many of us have, if we are honest with ourselves. The in-between times are where God causes us to grow!

YES! Possibly more than one list actually, yet K, Y, X and Z were challenging words.

May I ask a question? Where have you settled in the midst of challenges? How about in life?

This is NOT settle as in, “OK, God, if that’s all I get, I’ll settle for it.”

This word settle is like a mother hen that settles into the task at hand – her God-given purpose. Mothering, protecting, covering, warming, feeding, and giving life to her little ones.

13 As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 (NLT)

Never tire of doing good. Thank You for the reminder from Your Word, Lord!

I wonder. Am I doing good and giving life to others? Are you?

Please tell me how, I want to know!

A little about Susan:

With over 2 million airline miles under her belt, an MBA hanging on the wall and 2 Christian Literary Awards on the shelf, Susan B Mead shares her expert teachings on business, grief and relationships. A master storyteller and award winning author, Susan leaves audiences motivated to live a life free of regrets even though she has done the hardest thing any parent can do – bury her youngest son, Kyle. Susan has been described as a solid, comforting voice in a messy world. Whether speaking to business professionals, women’s conferences, industry leaders or writer’s workshops, Susan’s insightful wisdom inspires audiences, empowering them to make healthy mental u-turns.

Connect with Susan on her website where she writes each Friday, on Facebook and Twitter where she posts scripture graphics and daily inspiration or on Amazon where her book, Dance With Jesus: From Grief to Grace, is available.