Thursday, May 10, 2012

Is your life stagnant? Is it time for change?

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. ~ C.S. Lewis

Change is on the horizon

There comes a time when we sense that God is pushing us to move, to change, to forge ahead.  As someone who thrives on routine, and uses a calendar or checklist to keep track of what is ahead, change is alright if I know what is coming.

I'm the kind of person who always reads the last few pages of a novel and who, usually, has all her ducks lined up.  They may not be lined up in a neat row but I now what pattern they are taking.

It's comfortable being "an egg".  Even if the "nest" is thorny it is the one I've known for so long and it has sheltered me from many storms.  I understand what it means to be an egg ~ I know how this works.  

But...there comes a time when this egg begins to dream, in God's time and in His season.  These dreams rock this eggs world just a little bit.  Maybe it's time to push out from this egg.  Maybe it's time for transformation and change.  

It is hard to chip away at the old in order to set free the new.  It is hard to step out not knowing what it looks like being out from the nest.  How do you learn to fly when you haven't even walked?

Is God stirring your "egg"?  

I would love to hear about it.  Can we fly together on this journey where we have never been before?


  1. Great and very striking parable! :)
    I'm pecking away! :)
    Here are some of my thoughts:

  2. Kristin, I went to your blog (awesome, and you now have a new follower). What a striking coincidence and I love how you state, "These thoughts are helping me to "peck my way" out of the big shell called "how to dare starting to bother". There's still a lot of pecking to do, but - one step at a time, or should I say - one peck at a time.. :)". It is one step/peck at a time. :D