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Embrace the Journey, No Matter What Road You’re Traveling

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Okay, so it’s time to get real. ย It’s time to admit that I’ve been wrong in my thinking. Maybe you’ve been here before, or you’re headed along the same path as I have been. Wherever you may be on your journey (in faith, in a relationship, in an ongoing battle with your weight or your financial situation); whatever it is that you’re working to achieve, understand this, it’s not going to happen…ย 

ย …at least not in the way that you expect it might.

Sure it would be great to, with the snap of a finger, lose 10 pounds in order to fit in those skinny jeans you bought a month ago. The ones you were able to slide into on the day of purchase, but now they mock you from the closet because there’s just no chance in heaven or hell that your frame might be squeezed into it’s waistband.It would be fantastic to wish, or even pray away cravings, and then suddenly your love affair with chocolate or anything the slightest bit unhealthy would be over. ย No wishy-washy residual feelings; ties would be severed, over. ย What I would give for someone to pull this sweet tooth of mine!How incredible would it be to find the job of your dreams, the one that would fulfill your passions and pad your bank account. ย One that would ensure that when you’ve just barely managed to survive the coldest winter in who knows how long, that your utility bills won’t end up breaking the bank. ย And the one that would allow you to jet set off to London on a whim. ย Hmm…

Okay, reality check! ย Life doesn’t happen that way and do you know why? ย Because God designed it to be this way. ย But wait! ย Before you start spouting off how unfair that is or start doubting His love for you, read this quote from Lysa TerKeurst:

“You see, He knew even before I was born that I could easily allow food to be an idol in my life, that I would go to food instead of to Him, to fulfill my needs. ย And in His great wisdom, He created my body so that it would experience the consequences of such a choice, so that I would continually be drawn back into His arms. ย He wants me to come to Him for fulfillment, emotional healing, comfort – and if I could go to food for that and never gain an ounce, well then, what would I need God for?” ย — Pg. 105, Made to Crave
If you’re not battling food, then insert the vise or the one thing that you’ve used to measure fulfillment in your life and read that quote again.
And now you may be questioning why God wants us to come to Him. ย If He’s all seeing and all knowing, then how come He can’t just fulfill our desires out of sheer love for us?The answer is simply that life is a process, a journey in which we must travel. ย A road that has twists and turns, valleys and mountains. ย And inside of each of us is a desire that this road will lead us to an end goal, to achieve the ultimate reward.God has placed us on these roads as a way to strengthen us, to mold us and shape us into the people we need to be in order to achieve the goal and be worthy of accepting the reward at the end of our journey.

The days that are a struggle and feel overwhelming are days that are grooming you to overcome other challenges or to assist others in facing the very same ones. ย They are the days that God places before you for you to simply rely on His strength, His grace and His ability to even overcome death.

It’s easy, on days where the world seems to be resting on our shoulders, and the demands of busy schedules, financial strain and stressful situations in our lives, to allow doubt to creep in and whisper the lies that we’re not good enough or worthy enough. That our attempts at success are feeble and not worth our while. ย We need to be ever conscious of these whisperings and also of our desires to do everything ourselves.

When you recognize doubt creeping in or the thoughts that your plan is better than that of the will of God, as I have this week, find someone to confide in; someone who is willing to talk it out with you and willing to lift up a word of prayer on your behalf. ย Just the ability to talk through your situation is sometimes all you need to set yourself back on track.

And if you are unable to find someone who is willing the lend an ear or a word of prayer, then contact me. ย I may not have the words of advice you so long to receive, but I’m happy to listen and more than willing to lift up a prayer on your behalf that God will help you to overcome whatever you may be facing on your journey.

When the road of life seems too difficult to climb, remember that Jesus climbed a mountain for your salvation.

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So today, as you face the unknown of the craziness of life, remember that this journey is part of the process. ย God is walking it alongside you and cheering for you every step of the way.

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  1. Wow!! Bree, that was wonderful!! So heartfelt and so encouraging. I love how you tied the fact that this is all a process into the blessing that God has given us in our struggles in order to pull us closer to Him as part of that process! Thank you for this!

    1. Amanda, I am so happy to know that you were blessed by this, because it was your words that really pulled me through this week and provided me with this whole new perspective! Thank you!

  2. Oh, wow, I’ve learned so much about embracing the journey as I’ve struggled with infertility for the past two years. It’s refreshing to read about this from a different perspective, but the same goal.

    1. Lisa, though I may not understand your own struggle (though I’ve witnessed it through the lives of loved ones), I am so proud of you that you have been able to look up from the situation and embrace the challenges that God has placed in your life. It really is all about perspective and what we’re willing to do in order to achieve the end goal. Many blessings to you!

    1. Jasmine, I haven’t heard about the 21-Day Challenge. I’ll definitely have to look into that. The Lord’s Table sounds interesting as well. Online Bible Studies work so much better with my schedule, so I’ll have to check it out once I’m finished with this one. Thank you so much for the information and the link! And best of luck to you as you work through them!

  3. Bree, I can sure attest to life not happening the way I expect at all and I know how those little whispers can invade in our inner thoughts. This is such a inspiring posts that points us back in the right direction.

    1. Wanda, those little whispers can be so destructive to the good work that we’re doing and it’s easy to fall into what they’re saying when things don’t go as planned. Keep the faith and your eyes focused on Him and you’ll come out stronger than before! Many blessings!

    1. Thank you, Janis. However, I must admit that this post, though typed by me, was really written by God, so I cannot take all of the credit! He gave me the words and I’m so pleased to know that it has touched your heart and that of others! Be blessed, my sister!

  4. Hi Bree! I really enjoyed this article, it was right on time for me. I found it an encouragement to stick with God’s process. It helps me to remember that He is active in every step of that process; and therefore, to keep pressing toward the goal. Great post.

    1. He’s got perfect timing, does He not? You’re so right, we must persevere and allow Him to work through us in order to achieve our goals, whatever they may be. Thank you for stopping by!

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