Do you ever find yourself traveling along the road called life and wonder how did I get here?
Did I sleep walk through my life because I just don’t know how I got here at this time?
This can be either a good or a bad response.
It can be a great response because your life is amazing.
You have an amazing spouse, whom you love and cherish and even more loves and cherishes you in return. You may have children that are amazing, whether grown or not.
You and/or you spouse has a wonderful job and finances are stable. Life over all is just good.
You are so in love with your life that you just can’t get enough of it.
One day you woke up from your journey and just looked in amazement and wondered how did you get here?
You see this as an amazing blessing because you may not have started life out so good, but the life you traveled brought you to this point now and you are blessed, encouraged and happy.
Did you have an abusive relationship? Did you have the love you dreamed of, but did it end tragically?
Now you find yourself alone and grieving for that relationship or career you dreamt of having, but don’t have any more or never had.
Are you in a relationship that is scared by the affects of PTSD? I know many are today. Either you yourself have it or you are the loved on sitting back watching its ugly affects wreak havoc on your loved one?
Are you at a point in your life where you thought you would be financially stable, but due to difficult circumstances you are not?
All of these circumstances are difficult at best to deal with on a daily basis.
So the question at hand is, did you wake up one day from this road less travelled and wonder how did you get here?
My sweet friend, no matter if you find your life is rewarding and amazingly wonderful or you find your life is extremely difficult and discouraging, you are not here by accident.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 NIV
God promises to use “all” of our life for the purpose of His good.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NIV
For the person who has already walked that difficult journey and has been blessed with the reward of waking up to an amazingly wonderful life, you can see the blessings your difficult journey brought you, but remember your journey isn’t complete.
This is the time to be encouraged by the road you are traveling.
To the person still struggling and wishing you could go back to sleep and sleep through your difficulties, be encouraged God is walking ahead of you preparing a way for your future. Your journey isn’t complete either.
He is using these hardships to pave the way ahead of you and is preparing your blessings for what lies ahead. He is going to reward you for having the courage to go down the road less travelled to reach the end of this difficult journey.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.””
Joshua 1:9 NIV
Sweet friend, in closing, be strong and have the courage to continue traveling this road God placed you on. He is walking with you. You may have woken to this good or bad dream called life, but God was not surprised by how you got here. Cling to the promises He will use these circumstances to bring goodness and glory to His name.
To those who have reached the goal of “a happy” life, your trials in life are not over. Do not loose your focus on your Heavenily Father who blessed you with these blessings.
He is still using your life for what lies ahead of you as well. Rejoice and be thankful for this time of blessing. Give God all the glory for this season of success and happiness, but do not become haughty. These blessings and ” perfect” gifts came from above.
To those still struggling, you’ve got this! God is paving your path, just follow a His lead. Be strong and have the courage to see this journey to the end.
Hugs to each one of you as you travel down your journey in life. God is with you every step of the way.