DON'T GET STUCK
In the scripture are many verses that make the statement "And it came to pass". Though that is usually used in the context of "And it just happened" there is another truth that is revealed through that phrase that nothing in life comes to stay forever it all comes to PASS.
It's important to keep this in mind as you take on a career, raise children or have beloved pets.
I have told my grandchildren that there are COMINGS and GOINGS in life. God did not intend it to be that way but the sin of the human race brought death and endings into life. There is coming a day when God will set that to rights but now He allows it to teach us many qualities like, faith, forgiveness, letting go and not trying to control everything.
The most comforting part of COMINGS and GOINGS is that after there is a GOING there will always be another COMING. You lose that precious pet dog. You are sure you will never love another pet as much. And then one day you meet the most adorable puppy in the world and your heart is once more captured. You have taken your "Baby" to college and you are rattling around sadly in an empty nest not realizing that not too long from now grandbabies will be coming and filling your heart even more fully than your children did.
When GOINGS hit our lives the pain can be so intense that we get stuck there. Or you may be in a dead end career but you stay because leaving and doing something completely different is scary. You may be clinging to your child because you can't imagine a new identity for yourself. But remember after every GOING is a COMING that will once again bring joy and purpose so don't get stuck in grief. Find ways to honor the past but look to a future that brings healing and joy.
Don't GET STUCK! Go where you are celebrated not just tolerated. God will be there too!