18 days till unemployment*

That is so weird. The sadness of it all is starting to hit but also the excitement.

I've been reading in the Old Testament-- primarily studying the Israelites in the wilderness just before the enter the promised land. I feel like I can relate so much to what is happening. I am literally facing stepping into a new territory. Like them I am starting to think that maybe I'm crazy to move on, that I'm comfortable here. That there are some giants on the other side that I am terrified to face.

Deuteronomy seems to be filled with Moses giving lots of instructions of what to do and what not to do. He is so careful to add: DO NOT ADD OR TAKE AWAY FROM THE COMMAND OF THE LORD. The Lord knows us so well! We love to make our edits or tweaks to things to make them work for us or fit in our comfort zone.

My lesson for my ladies class on Sunday over viewed the kings of Israel from Solomon to Josiah. I saw the same cycle: worship God, God blessed them, grew prideful, put up idols/high places/altars to other gods, repent, worship God, God blessed them, grew prideful, put up idols/high places/altars to other gods, etc. It was cycle that they never broke.

I don't want my life to be lived in a cycle, but to be a escalating journey! I don't want to grow lazy or prideful, but simply be used of God... whatever that looks like.

So I'm excited of whats to come. But for the next 18 days I'm committed to making the most of my remaining time here. I want to leave a legacy... of excellence not pride/laziness.

So as my husband would say: "Make it a good day!"

*Unemployment: If you are just hearing about me leaving my job, you might be confused. You can read more about my unemployment here. :)