Monday, May 27, 2013
Learning To Fly
A little mockingbird fledgling who has fallen from his nest. Doesn't he look frightened? I know how he feels. Freedom can be scary.
I am now officially unemployed. I've known this day was coming for three years, and I've had lots of time to think about it; but that really hasn't made it any easier. Much like this tiny bird, I feel the fear and uncertainty that comes with losing one's security. But, I keep thinking that he wouldn't be so afraid if he knew what was in store for him. He's about to start flying! Any day now he will be soaring high above the tiny nest he was clinging to and singing a joyous song of freedom.
I am trying to remember this as an uncertain future looms out ahead of me. Yes, freedom can be scary. But it can also be exciting! Who knows what the future holds? Tomorrow is full of opportunity.
Yes, a chapter in my life has come to a close, but a new one has just begun! I sure hope it's a good one.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future."