I am on a path that leads somewhere.
At least, I hope it does.
Every day, I face numerous decision points.
Should I do this, or that?
Go this way or that way?
Spend or save?
Eat out or stay in?
Sometimes, the choices are huge. Life-changing. Family-altering.
Accept the transfer, or find a new job?
Buy or rent?
Move, or stay?
Go on a mission trip?
Audition for that role?
Apply for that promotion?
Go away for college?
So many decisions. So many unknowns. So much room for doubt.
I've come to recognize that I make better choices when I focus on the long-term, rather than the short-term. If I save now, I will have more to spend later. If I exercise now, I will feel better later. If I invest in a relationship now, it will be stronger later.
The bigger picture matters more than the one that I can currently see. As a matter of fact, when I am in the midst of the confusion of day-to-day life, from my point of view, it rarely makes sense. I feel like I am spinning my wheels, going nowhere at times. I feel as if I am accomplishing nothing in the short-term, which gives me reason to doubt the long-term. I need signs of progress along the way, and some days, there simply are none.
Some days, I feel as if I am stuck.
I long to be at the end of this journey, crossing the finish line in triumph, and proving to the world that this was the right path. If this is a marathon, my marathon, I feel ill-prepared, as if I trained for the wrong race.
But God is still here. He lifts my eyes to His. He guides my steps, even if they are going much slower than I had hoped.This is my journey, and He led me here. And that is enough for me. Because I may not know where this path, here on earth, is leading. But I do know that in the end, it leads me to Heaven, and straight into His arms. So, for today, I am focusing on the unseen. The eternal.The end.
II Corinthians 4:18 - So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, and what is unseen is eternal.
Can you share a time that you doubted your own journey, but later found proof of ways that God was working all along?