We hate ending, most people do, endings mean change, they mean loss. Sometimes, it has to be for any number of reasons. Worse than endings are non endings, situations that never went full circle, never had closure, never had a goodbye as they needed, with so much left unsaid, unresolved. One of the things we need to discern is when to say goodbye, when to close books and chapters, which is not always easy, but is necessary. We might mourn the loss, the closing of that book, chapter, but if it is toxic, if it is not something God would have us continue then we need to discern that and walk away with closure somehow. Even in terms of hopes and dreams that God calls us to, not our own stubborn self, but God, beginning the journey that God calls us on vocationally, but then letting fear stop us throughout life is not a positive. If it is a God given vocation, not saying it will be easy, but it also wouldn’t be filled with pain tears and heartache constantly. That’s not of God. In all things we have to have some kind of discernment, in all aspects of life.
Shalom and Amen