A prayer is answered.
Maybe a long awaited prayer that you can’t remember a time you weren’t asking the Lord to intervene.
Or He’s answered the under-your-breath request in a flash. Maybe before you said ‘Amen.’
Either way, somewhere inside, a relieved voice says, ‘Finally, back on track.’
Where are you headed? Normal.
The waiting is over. Your life can finally get back to the ‘normal’ you envisioned.
Why do you want to go back? Frustratingly trying to regain the control you never had. When a gust of holy wind has beautifully rearranged your hair and the pieces of your life. There really isn’t a ‘new normal.’ Yea, you talk about it like it exists, but it’s only to cope, instead of embracing the daily adventure that the Prince of Peace has set your feet on.
At this point, you can’t see ‘normal’ in the rear view mirror even if you squinted hard to catch a glimpse. And if you try to look back, to find the way back to ‘normal,’ to feel safe and familiar, you’ll wreck yourself, your surroundings, those you love and the miracle you’ve been given.
You may not have realized when you started to pray that life would be so different now. Exciting, nervous, adventurous, more Jesus-dependant than when you needed an answer.
Your prayer has set you on a daily adventure with very little that looks like everyone else. Your prayer has revolutionized your life. Your prayer has changed the face of His Kingdom. Don’t live like it hasn’t and try to go back to the way things were before.
Embrace His answer and love in it.