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The In-Between

By: Raegan
The other night, I had my first taste of something that is unlike anything else.

Texas. High School. Football.

It's a new world. There are movies about this "phenomenon" and this is something that truly is a new culture. But, this is not the reason for this post. It is what God seemed to speak to me there in the seats of this stadium stuck between Dallas and Fort Worth perfectly that has the wheels of my head turning two days later.

It really was a perfect night for football (though it could have been about 10 degrees cooler to be the perfect football weather, but it is Texas so I have given up on that dream). The sunset had me breathless and as I looked to the left, I saw the skyline of Dallas. When I looked to the right, I had the skyline of Ft. Worth. So here I was----The In-between.

I've been reflecting so much recently thanks to my upcoming nuptials with this great lad, Scott Gilliland. I've been thinking about what has formed me into the woman I am today. I think about the adventures I've been on. I think about the friendships and relationships I've had along the way. I think about my life used to be. And man, it was good. It was really, really good. I've had some of the deepest and richest relationships ever and some of the most incredible experiences. But when I looked at the dark Dallas skyline and then into the sunset that made Ft. Worth's downtown glow, all I could think about was how beautiful my future looks.

And yes, because I get to marry Scott. My future looks so bright and so breathtaking. What was in the past, was wonderful and I'll be able to look back on it with such a love and fondess, but I don't think it will compare to what He has planned for Scott and I in the coming months and years.

The In-Between can be scary for some. They want to run back to what they know to be true rather than venture into the unknown. Sometimes some of us find ourselves stuck in this place because we're scared to move. Don't do it though. Run fast and hard into what lies ahead--even when you can't quite see it. Don't look back. There is a reason God has brought you away and rest knowing He is preparing something incredible for you just to the right of you. Turn your head. You may be surprised what is in front of your eyes.

Oh and for you Texas fans, the high school I was cheering for won. I really was paying attention. I know it's a sin in this state not to......



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