Are you content with who you are, what you are, and where you are right now? Are you always looking to some distant thing in the future wishing you were there right now?
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard kids say, “I can’t wait until summer break!” Then several years later, “I can’t wait until graduation and I can get a job!” Then quickly follows, “Lord, get me out of this place! I can’t stand working here any longer!” Haha! You know what I’m talking about!
I lived for the weekends so many years, there’s no telling how much I missed along the way! Really all I was doing was wishing my life away…
Child of God, we are all on a journey.
You are a follower of Jesus. Remember the One leading you and never hate the place where you are. Make the best of every moment! Be in the moment! In the spiritual realm, this is an exciting journey to a thrilling destination.
Jesus may not be leading you to the destination by any luxurious method of travel, like an airplane or car. More than likely, you are traveling by foot.
God wants you to feel the terrain in the journey. To see the sights along the way. To feel the sun on your back and the elements in the air. God never promised life would be perfect, but He did promise to never leave or forsake you. Jesus is walking with you the whole way. Recognize Him stilling the storm around you and then pointing out the flowers blossoming in the field from the freshly fallen rain.
You may walk through the desert, but Jesus will give you drink so you will not faint. And you may walk through rich vegetation, partaking the fruit and honey of His sweet provision. And you may spend days just resting in Him. His hand will be your pillow and He will take this time to whisper His love for you. And you whisper back your love for Him. And Jesus may carry you some on this journey when you can’t muster the energy to take another step.
But, the journey is beautiful! The journey is exciting! The journey is a time of teaching and great revelation.
The journey may be long, but it will be so fulfilling. You may just get so caught up in the journey that you forget about the destination.
Heaven knows, there may be detours along the way. But rest assured. He will redirect you back to the path of righteousness every time, if you let Him. Jesus always redirects and resurrects! He is a redeeming God and He will restore everything lost along those detours.
But take heed! Forget those things behind you and press forward, keeping your eyes on the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus! [Philippians 3:14] Learn to be content in whatever circumstance you are in. [Philippians 4:11] Always keeping your feet on the path of righteousness.
The path that leads to you and the Bridegroom…
Follow Him. He’s leading you to Himself.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou dost prepare a table before me in the
presence of my enemies;
Thou has anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me
all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” –Psalm 23