Happy Saturday friends! As I've been slowly but surely making my way back to blogging more consistently, I can't help but to think about the journey that I've been on and I'm still on. I think about what I've overcome and all the lessons I've learned and have had many hindsight moments. When you're on a journey you never tend to know what it will look like and how things will pan out, you just simply ride the ride and when it's over or coming to an end you begin to reflect often on all the things that you didn't pay attention to in detail while on the journey. You don't really get the full lessons until the ride is over. At least that's how it seems for me. Even as I'm writing this, I think of a roller coaster. On a roller coaster when you're at the bottom your building courage to get on the ride. You may have a mixture of adrenaline running and nerves having you second guess if you should get on. You find the courage and all of the things are happening as the ride is going. Your stomach is flipping, head and body may be jolting, there's even a suspense as you're going up the steep hill of the ride. Your eyes may even be closed the entire time. Yet when you get off you can explain in full detail all you experienced, learned and realized about yourself.
That's how a journey feels to me like a very anticipated yet hesitated type roller coaster ride. It comes with ups and downs, loops and turns and you can't really get off of it until it comes to an end. Then that's when a new journey begins. Something I'm learning about life is that you won't always get it right. No matter what type of pressure is put on you, no matter how hard you try to do things in the way that you think they should be done, you won't always get it right. I'm STILL learning that grace is something that is given freely to me by God and because of that I should give it to myself freely as well. Being gentle with yourself while on any journey is very necessary. Being kind to yourself while on any journey is necessary too.
God sees all of our efforts and He knows where we lack. He knows where we need redirecting too. Let God course correct, He doesn't always need our help, but He does need our willingness to follow His plan and His way for our lives. I still don't have it all figured out but I can say that I've learned enough so far to move forward with a different mind and in a different light. I like to believe that you don't always go through journeys you GROW through them as well.
My prayer today is that whatever journey we're on we take time to grow through and not just go through it. I pray that we are kind and gentle with ourselves and that we allow God to be the captain and leader of where we're going. I pray that we learn and make the necessary corrections when prompted to do so by God.
-Yours Truly, Eb