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“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” - Wayne Gretzky

I don’t want to be locked into the past, stuck with what was. I tend to be pretty reflective, especially in the season of life I am in right now. I have absolutely loved the last several years with our kids at home. But things are changing, and now more than ever I  want to anticipate and use my God-given instincts to be where I need to be.

My youngest graduated from high school last weekend, and as I enter a new season of life, this rings even more true. I don’t want to get stuck in reflections of  the past but I want to  move on with great anticipation and step into whatever God has for me next. At the same time, as I think about this quote, it does strike me that it is important to study and to process, to look at the past and to learn from it.

I suspect in hockey Gretzky had to study specific opponents to learn their tendencies. No doubt he watched countless hours of film. Only then was he really prepared to anticipate and be where the puck was going.

The same is true for me. I think I need to learn from past events, the highs, the lows, the struggles, and try my best to understand the themes of my own life. Then I think I may be more ready to anticipate, to step away, to stay where I need to stay, or go where I need to go.

So how about you? is there anything you need to prepare for? Would it help to step back  and to reflect, plan, and prepare so you are ready for what’s coming next?

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