March 18, 2013
Tonight is a very special night. I’ve been waiting for this night for 4 ½ years now. Tonight is the end of a very long journey and tomorrow is the beginning of the next. Tonight is the last night that I belong to the Bureau of Prisons.
Tomorrow I have a new set of rules and expectations. I can stay out as late as I want (which will probably never be past 10:00pm!) And I don’t have to call in anywhere and check in. I don’t have to come straight home after work. And if I want to stop at the store and buy something, I can do so and not have to worry about getting in trouble.
After tomorrow I can get involved in more ministry and find my place and where I fit in in God’s plan. I can go to Sunday school instead of just church. I can go out to eat or just hang out at a friend’s house.
There is so much that I have been looking forward to and it all begins tomorrow!
And there are some big things in the works that I know God is preparing me for. I’m not sure what they are, but I know that He’s got big plans for me! He says “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future!” (Jeremiah 29:11) I have been trusting in this scripture for the past few years, and I know that this promise still stands in my life.
Even though this chapter of my life is ending, this is truly only the beginning of the next.