The act of traveling from one place to another is considered a journey. I am sure you have all been on a journey before. You know the ones that never turn out the way you had planned? You get a flat tire traveling to Florida with your family. You get the flu just before you leave for your honey moon. This is the journey I am referring to, the ones that never go as planned. However, you make the most of it to find in the end those were some of the most important days of your life.
What journey are you on in your life? Are your plans changing? Just know that every part of your journey fits into the greater context of your life. You may not see it nor feel it at the moment but know that Gods hand is there.
I personally set out on a journey when I became a Christian at 19. The best day of my life! From loneliness and broken to forgiven and loved. New life gave me passion and energy ready for the endless journey of life. The difference? I was not alone. If you are on a journey and you feel lost, broken, and angry just know there are others traveling with you. These journeys allow us to grow, learn, persevere and be complete lacking nothing.
James 1:4 says, “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
The most important thing is that we are called to step out in faith and travel these journeys. My prayer has been, “Dear, Lord let me not grow weary but continue to travel, grow, and learn your ways.” As I continue the journey of my life I think what I learn most is peace can be found and not in the worldly things but the Godly things. Life is a faith journey filled with constant change and brokenness. Often times we find ourselves stuck in the muddy waters of our journeys and pursuing things that do not fulfill us, but instead tear us apart from the Godly things in our lives. Funny how often this happens.
However, sometimes the only way to learn is to step out and travel the journey. Throughout my journeys what I am finding is my relationship with my wife gets better, I spend more time with my family, and I find more and more what God is calling me to do. The thing that sucks for everyone is that sometimes we “have” to travel from one place to another in order to find the answer to life’s journey.