Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV
I know this may sound simplistic, but my mind often works slower than most. God has been revealing in vivid color how life is such an AMAZING JOURNEY. Just this week I've had the privilege of being surrounded by friends who are all in a different season along the path.
When I glance back over my life I could NEVER have drawn it out on a canvas. On my journey, I NEVER would have guessed who all I would meet, what choices I would make, the places I would live, or why God asks me to walk with Him.
My life has been rushed by a twisting, turning current that could have made me feel tossed aside. Yet today, I stand on a ridge where I can see my past as a winding river that has bumped along many shores and it continues to flow.
As I see and hear my kids tell about what they are doing and where they are going, I see their journey.
As I listen to my friends tell of the pain of sickness, I see their journey.
As I comfort those who are suffering, I see their journey.
As I rejoice with my coworkers over a job well done, I see their journey.
As I visit with neighbors and hear their stories, I see their journey.
Every mile has been a building block of the character I am today. Many will tell you, I AM a character.
Isn't it sweet to know that every experience has been essential to the construction of our lives?
Where are you on your journey?