Today I Said Goodbye

Today I said goodbye.
Goodbye to a dream to which the Lord led me.
Goodbye to the hopes of being a world changer.
Goodbye to stubborn insistence that love is enough.
Today I said goodbye.
Goodbye to prideful refusal to ask for help.
Goodbye to long-term denial that something needed to change.
Goodbye to felt pressure to be a poster child for a cause.
Today I said goodbye.


Tomorrow I shall say hello.
Hello to transformed and redeemed dreams from the Lord.
Hello to The World Changer.
Hello to difficult realities that love is never enough.
Tomorrow I shall say hello.
Hello to humility and dependence on my Helper.
Hello to hope of a fresh start.
Hello to authenticity and transparency.
Tomorrow I shall say hello.


Life is a series of goodbyes and hellos.  Of broken dreams and dreams transformed.  Often times life doesn’t make sense, and we’re stuck wondering what went wrong, and where we went astray.

I’m not so sure, in those troubled times, that we did go astray.  God never promised that our lives would be easy or simple when we chose to follow Him.  In fact, God promised quite the opposite.  We’re told that we’re “blessed when [our] commitment to God provokes persecution.  The persecution drives [us] deeper into God’s kingdom.” (Matthew 5:10, MSG)  Perhaps these times of struggle, the goodbyes we must utter, are intended to draw us closer to Him.

Are you facing a series of goodbyes and hellos?  How are they driving you deeper into God’s kingdom?