I was trying to post this photo I found from a trip I took last year to my blog header. However, as it posted it was far to big…so I clicked the shrink to fit button and this is what I got! At first I tried to change it up and “fix” it so it looked “right”, then I realized that this is what I always do…make things “right”.
SO I began to look at the photo and realized it can actually tell a story too…that fits with this journey…so here are my thoughts.
Sometimes as I travel along, (particularly in light of a gain week) I feel like I am thrashing around a bit, lost and like there just is no road or even a path to be travelling on. The journey is hard and I get scratched up from the trees and may even tumble into poison ivy or trip over roots coming up out of the ground. Then I get so caught up in the very spot I am and how I don’t know how I got so far off the path that I cannot see it anymore! But the truth is, if I stop looking down at the ground immediately before me, I am not so far off the path. If you look at the photo, the road can still be seen, and is pretty easy to get to actually…I just gotta get my eyes off the immediate circumstances and focus on the distance…where I am headed…and keep moving. The trees, roots, poison ivy and any other obstacle can be my training tools to ensure I make it the whole distance or they can be obstacles that hinder me. I get to choose.
Lord help me to see them as tools when I feel like this and when I miss Him showing me…I am sure you all will be quick to point out a new tool! 🙂