Enjoy the Journey
Are we there yet?
If you have ever taken a long road trip with a tiny tot, you were most likely asked that question. It is usually asked in the early stages of the trip and several times thereafter until the journey’s end.
While on a lengthy flight with my husband recently, I found myself asking him that same question. “Seriously?” I replied when he advised we had two more hours to go.
It was then that I realized I had set my sights on the arrival alone instead of enjoying the journey. I was fidgety and anxious to get there.
Life is full of journeys for us, and I don’t mean literal trips. I mean seasons in our lives we may call journeys, i.e., college years, early married years, career years, child rearing years, empty nest years and retirement years.
What journey are you on right now? Billy Graham who is nearing 95 writes, “The young want to be rewarded with big jobs without obtaining experience, the middle-aged brag about working out at the gym, but can’t wait to retire in order to rest and, the old want to drink from the fountain of youth.”
The truth is that instant success robs people of the journey, because it is along the journey that we obtain knowledge, collect memories and have a sense of achievement that makes life a rewarding experience”.
The Bible says, in Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Verse 11 says “He has made everything beautiful in its time.”
Are you anxious to get to the end of a particular season in your life? Have you asked the Lord, “Why me, or when will this situation be over, Lord?”
Why not trust God completely for today, living in the moment and thanking Him for every situation. He knows you. He loves you.
He will order your steps and answer your prayers in His time. Even if you don’t understand it all, rest and relax and ask Him what He has for you here and now. He is faithful!