There is a space.
It is found in between who you once were and who you are becoming.
It isn’t talked about much. Mainly because we talk about what we no longer want to do. And we talk about what we want to start doing. We like to begin. And get to the finish line.
But there is this in between and its important.
It is quiet. Idle. No much is being produced here. And it is where you must be patient.
Priscilla Shirer calls it a “cherith” which is translated as a ditch. Elijah knew his fair share of a cherith. It is where God wanted him to be for a while, to prepare to confront King Ahab.
He needed to be separated. He needed isolation. He needed to be cut off from what he always knew, to become who he was always meant to be. He needed to go through this season so that he could get ready for the next thing. The bigger thing.
Are you in a season of cherith? Are you finding it hard to trust and wait? Do you believe that this time is a time for preparation for what is to come? If you are in the messy middle, hand in there. Something great is about to come your way, and you will be ready for it.