Embrace The Journey.
That is certainly easier said than done. How often do you find yourself saying, "Why is this taking so long?" Sometimes I say it's because I am a slow learner. God is being very patient with me lol.
There are times that we want to hurry the process to get to the end result, especially when we talk about diets and exercise. The end result is way more exciting than the discipline required to get where we are going.
The truth is that we need the time to get the result, but we don't want to be patient to achieve it. We can't rush diamonds and pearls. The process is necessary, even if we don't want to admit it.
Hopefully this will be an encouragement to you. We can wait and work and discipline ourselves to be the best version He intends for us to be. Everything we do and have comes from God. He can surely strengthen us and make a way for us to achieve the goals we set if we include His plans for us.
Each step we take - let's be purposeful. Let's not waste a moment or opportunity to step out in faith and be a blessing to those around us. Let's press on toward our goal, and we can lift each other up along the way!
If you feel like you are falling behind and need a little motivation connect with a friend and encourage one another. Pray for one another. Pray with one another too!
This life can be challenging, and we need each other. We need to support each other. We need to show a dark world that God is our strength, and He loves them too!
"For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God's love, and to know the Messiah's love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us- to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." (Ephesians 3:14-21)
We praise You and we are in awe of You. All that we have, the very air we breathe is a gift from You. We seek Your guidance in all we do, and we pray that You are glorified in every step we take.
In Jesus' precious and holy name,