Some times in writing, my first attempt is to take the easy way out. I was trying to do this with the book I’m currently writing, Blue Like Playdoh. This book shares much of my life journey, and I tried to tell it in sweet, devotional thoughts. My editor didn’t go for that. He wanted me to journey back. To revisit my questions and my fears. To be THERE, without the benefit of 20/20 vision.
It was crazy. I took myself back to the days when I had three little kids and no writing credentials. I didn’t spend much time with God, and I had no idea of where my life would be headed. There were more questions than answers, more worries than fulfilled dreams.
“There” (about fifteen years back) has been hanging around with me, and in my Bible Study I came across a great quote by Beth Moore, “Sometimes we don’t know why we’re on a certain road with God until miles have made their way to the soles of our feet.” Beth More, Stepping Up Workbook, p. 13.
Where is God taking you today? What road are you on? Eighteen years from now you might have a clue, but for now you too may have more questions than answers, more worries than fulfilled dreams. But keep walking God’s way. Keep moving your feet forward. Take one more step closer to Him today. There’s a purpose to the road, and a Savior who’s walking with you.
And check out this dialog over at Julie’s blog…interesting.
Christy Lockstein says
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis just over a year ago after suffering with it for over two years. It’s really made me re-evaluate God’s plan for me. I’ve learned so much in this illness. I’m more compassionate and patient. I appreciate what I have so much more. I’m a very different person than I was three years ago when I was healthy physically but not mentally.
The Koala Bear Writer says
I love that quote! Right now I’m about where you were fifteen years ago… struggling to find myself as a writer, expecting my first child, wondering how we’ll pay all the bills, trying to get into grad school… and through it all trying to trust that God knows where He’s taking us.
Melissa li'l Sis says
I really needed to read that today!
“Sometimes we don’t know why we’re on a certain road with God until miles have made their way to the soles of our feet.” Beth More
I have just been looking at my current situation and trying to stay positive and that really gives me some more “ammo” to stay focused and put my trust in God.
Thank you sis!
Tricia Goyer says
Sometimes I think the best part about walking with Jesus is looking back and seeing where I began and where he’s taking me now. I am thankful He didn’t leave me where he found me! 🙂
I pray for His light and love to shine upon your paths, may He guide and encourage you in HOPE!
Blessings to you all.