Over the last several years I have found myself hidden from the world. I ventured out of the house for necessities and felt very content being home on a daily basis. I didn’t realize it, but the tumult of the prior season left me cut off and safe within my four walls. As my season begins to change, I find myself becoming more open to ideas I wouldn’t have previously considered. I can see I was very suspicious and cautious in unwarranted areas. I think the winds of the last season left me feeling vulnerable and uncovered. My response was to self protect. Now that the wind has lulled to a gentle breeze I find myself like a kid in a candy store ready to touch and taste everything within my reach.
As I stretched my hand out to fulfill my inquisitive and sometimes selfish desires, I heard that still small voice saying, “Promote and sow into others like never before.” I’ve always been a cheerleader for those connected to me but I was sure to do that from a safe distance. Now God was calling me out into the deep. I was challenged to let go and not just become a cheerleader for the select few that passed my test but to become a cheerleader for all.
I have been provoked to go beyond and come out of my comfort zone, and challenge you to do the same. Find someone new whose vision you believe in and find creative ways to support them. As we begin to crawl out of the shadows of COVID-19 may we not only encounter personal expansion but also become pillars of strength for others.
Author: Petrina Milan