January 11, 2016

Why we Should Embrace the Journey

Life can get confusing and frustrating. Speaking for myself, I want to throw my hands in the air and walk away from sooo many unchanging situations. Yeah, that’s not happening anytime soon. I’m a responsible person.

I know I’m not the only person who feels this way. Readers may be going through a mental list of their problems right now. Our vision often seems limited by our current circumstances. We can’t see the forest because the nearby trees are in the way. In other words, there’s much more out there than we can visualize.

Recently, I wrote two articles about cultivating patience during trials here and here. I’d like to explore that theme more today.

Quotes on Trusting the Journey from Goodreads

Note: The original source of all three quotes is Mandy Hale’s The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass.

“The stretching of your faith is immediate pain that results in ultimate gain. It is in the waiting that we become who we are meant to be.”
“In the midst of our struggle to find out who we are, there are infinite possibilities for beauty, and hope, and wonder, and love.”
“There is nothing that can happen TO you that can’t also happen FOR you…if you let it.”

Quotes on the Fallibility of Man’s Wisdom

“We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.”—William Shakespeare, Hamlet
“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.”—William Shakespeare, As you Like It

Thoughts on Trusting God

Joyce Meyer

The world-renown Bible teacher suggests that we trust God to give us what we want. He’s always right. “He will give us His very best, in His timing, in His own way.”

Psalm 37:3-4 (NIV)

“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.”
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

My Conclusion

Who ya’ gonna trust? Not the Ghostbusters. (Please, not Hollywood!) Not yourself.  Your vision is limited. The difficult journey may be leading to a glorrrious finish line, but you can’t see it.

Do you trust the God who is in the process? 

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