Enjoying the journey

It is Tuesday again….I missed last week’s posting about fear. I honestly was tired and uninspired and maybe even a little lazy! 😉 But today I am jumping in again and sharing about the journey I am on with God.

For this week: “Sometimes we feel alone not because we need to be with others but because God wants to be with us. Our lives are busy–especially when we’re pursuing a dream–and God may want to pull us aside for a bit” {You’re Made for a God-sized Dream, Chapter Six}. The most important part of any God-sized dream is the Giver of it. Set aside a particular time this week to be with Him–to pray, journal, take a walk or simply sit quietly and listen. Write a post sharing what your heart hears or receives then link it up below.

We just got a new elliptical machine. I love it…and I despise it sometimes too, but mostly love it. This morning I was feeling a little more worn out than usual. This sinus infection I am fighting is making me weary. So I wanted to take my workout a little easy.

I jumped on and instead of watching tv I decided to just close my eyes and pray. I started praying for health in our family, and for our extended families, people I know who need prayers and some people who need lifting up from our church.

I prayed about this God sized dream of mine and asked for clarity…..

And then I opened my eyes and looked down and I was already 3 minutes into my cool down. How had 25 minutes gone so fast? Was I really that zen in my prayer time?

Unfortunately no.

A setting had been changed by accident and so the time clock was going about 2 times fast than it should have been going…so essentially I did a 25 minute workout in about 6 minutes. Bummer! 🙂

But the scenario got me thinking about my own life.

During those difficult seasons in my life, all I have wanted to do was close my eyes and have everything go away. I have wanted to rush through it and not see the situation for what it could mean in my life.

An opportunity for growth.

But a few times this week, I have been reminded that we need the rocky soil (thanks Christine), that sometimes it is where we grow the best. And GSD Lisa shared that life with God can be an adventure…we just have to be open to it.

Beautiful posts from God driven women.

Sometimes the path to our dreams is slower than we would like. But that doesn’t mean that we are doing anything wrong…maybe God just wants us to savor this time, grow from this adventure and seek Him in all of it.

Don’t be discouraged if you have opened your eyes and the “finish line” isn’t what you thought it would be….I am guessing there is something much better in store for you – so press on and enjoy the journey!

As for me….I am trying to be better about living and enjoy the now…and not worrying too much about the possible tomorrows!

Where do you find God leading you this week? Link up your stories with the rest of the dreamers here!

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6 thoughts on “Enjoying the journey

  1. Christine Wright
    Twitter:

    Thank you for this post today…I just had a similar thing happen in my life. Thought I was so close to the end – the goal – and then the finish line got moved further away! AAAArgh! I thought I’d been tired before, but to know I now had even further to go? Sigh.

    So, this is what I’m holding close to my heart,

    “Sometimes the path to our dreams is slower than we would like. But that doesn’t mean that we are doing anything wrong…maybe God just wants us to savor this time, grow from this adventure and seek Him in all of it.

    Don’t be discouraged if you have opened your eyes and the “finish line” isn’t what you thought it would be….I am guessing there is something much better in store for you – so press on and enjoy the journey!”

    Yes, the finish line wasn’t what I thought…but that means God has far better things! Thank you,
    Kristen! : )

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  2. Alecia
    Twitter:

    I like to rush through too, especially during the hard and difficult times. I just want to know how things are going to end and if everything is going to turn out OK. But really the journey is where it’s at, thanks for this reminder!

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  3. Amy P Boyd
    Twitter:

    I love your words today. So often I either want to run ahead of Him or lag behind where He wants me to be. Slowly He is teaching me to simply obey and trust His timing.

    PS I, too, love / hate my elliptical.

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