Life can change in a breath; a heartbeat. It can change in a moment.
When I was told in 5th grade that my grandpa died of a heart attack, my life changed. Grief was introduced into my life. Three weeks later when my uncle died in a plane crash – it changed again. I would forever be impacted by those two events.
When my two children were born, my life changed forever. In fact, it changed the instant I knew I was pregnant. Life would not be what it had been.
Whether good or bad, our lives are constantly changing. We can fight against it – but God brings changes into our lives (or allows them) to shape and mold us. Some are for our good. Others bring deep and rich pain into our hearts. It’s up to us to decide what to do with those moments when they come.
I can live my life with abandon. I can plan every moment. Either way – my life will still have those moments where I hold my breath and know that what once was, shall never be again. My life instantly changes with news, revelations, and circumstances that happen.
It’s interesting how you usually know the minute it happens. You just know this is “it.” That time when despite your own will, life will take off on a course that stretches you. Even if it’s good news, you just know that the road won’t be “bump-free.” For nothing is.
We only have one life. We only have this time and this journey to make the most of every moment we’ve been given. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, or tonight for that matter.
I’ve seen what is possible. I’ve felt it. It shakes you. It reminds you how small you really are.
Thank heavens God is at the steering wheel in my life.