The Beauty’s in the Ride
In my last post I talked about taking the plunge and living in the moment, and while I’m definitely still an advocate for that, over the past week I realize that that’s so much easier to say than it is to do.
When you think about it, growing up people always tell you that life is no walk in the park; “life is hard,” they say, but nobody ever really explains to you just how hard it can be. I remember how impatient I was to grow up when I was younger, and gosh how I feel foolish now because this “adulting” thing is much harder than I expected.
Up to this point in life, nothing has prepared me for the winding roads and ups and down in the journey to figuring out and accomplishing my purpose. I realize now that the issue is not necessarily that life is hard, but that without the proper guidance or foundation it can be quite difficult to navigate. Especially if you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy waiting around in traffic. As a Christian, though, I’ve learnt that the only way to combat the Topsy-turvy feelings is to trust God and enjoy the ride.
Trust me, I know it sounds cliché, but the moment you focus on the fact that you are not at the place that you want to be at in life, instead of stopping to appreciate the gifts of the present, is the moment you fail to grow. Growth requires experience and the one thing experience has taught me is that in each season there is a lesson to learn that prepares you for an even bigger test in the next season.
It’s all well and good wanting to get to the destination, but if you pass through all the red lights on the way there, you find yourself with a ticket that’s too big for you to pay on your own.
In my own struggles with stopping to “smell” the proverbial “roses” I was reminded of the story of when God told Abraham in Genesis 12:1 to leave everything he knew, everything that was familiar and comfortable and go “to the land which I [God] will show you [Abraham]”. Most of us would have thought that to be a crazy request that we probably would not follow, but Abraham trusted that God knew what he was talking about. Abraham trusted that God had his back and knew exactly where He was going, and where He wanted to take him.
So if you’ve been given a vision for purpose and destiny and it just seems like you’ve been driving 10 miles a minute and your destination still isn’t in sight, remember that it always takes a little while to get to the countryside from the city, but once you finally get there, the sights are breathtaking.
- It’s okay to not have it all figured out right away!
- It’s okay to feel stuck sometimes!
And most importantly, it’s okay to take a leap of faith, not knowing what will be at the bottom of the fall; because trust me, it’s not what at the bottom that holds the excitement, it’s the free fall just getting there.
So, come on and free fall in faith with me. I dare you.
What is one way you can give up control to God? Comment down below. And if you liked this post, be sure to like, share and subscribe so that others may get the chance to be encouraged.
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