Welcome Back Friends!!
In my last post I talked about making the most of every season you encounter, and while I’m definitely still an advocate for that, over the past week I’ve come to 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 is. 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 seriously much harder than I expected.
I was not prepared for this journey of discovering just what roads to take in making a path for myself and figuring out my purpose. I realize now that the issue is
not simply that life is “hard” but life can also be quite difficult to navigate, especially if you are someone who doesn’t like waiting around in traffic. As a Christian though, I’ve learnt to simply trust God and enjoy the ride.
Trust me, I know it sounds cliché, but the moment you start focusing on the fact that you are not at the place that you want to be at in life, instead of stopping to experience 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 dandy wanting to get to the destination, but if you pass through all the red lights on the way there, you could find yourself in with a fine too big 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]”. To many of us that would be a crazy request that we probably would not follow, but Abraham trusted that God knew what he was talking about.
So if you’ve been given a vision for purpose and destiny and it just seems like you 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 country side 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, its 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.
Come on and "free fall in faith" with me, I dare you.