Thursday, July 16, 2009

Traveling

I glance at the speedometer and it says I'm going 70 mph. The odometer is increasing and the miles to destination on the GPS is decreasing yet I feel as though I'm barely moving. It's a strange traveling phenomenon isn't it? When everything says "You're moving!" yet you feel so stationary.

Although the mileage said it'd been a hundred miles, it all looked the same; the same trees, cars, road, more trees, more cars...

I look at the calender and the months keep flying by, my children are growing taller, my age has increased as have the number of non-brown hairs on my head but I feel like I'm not progressing and am in essentially in the same place I was last year and five year before that. Am I moving forward?

When I arrive at my destination then I both know and feel that I have indeed moved from where I was to where I am now.

Perhaps it is the same way in life. When I'm "there" I'll know it and "there" could mean many things; when I react in patience instead of irritation, when a crisis reveals a maturity that was not evident previously, when I forgive instead of holding a grudge, and when I go sooner to prayer than to worry.

God's given us the promise that "He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6) If I'm on the right path and following the instructions of my Savior, yielding when He says yield and turning right when He instructs then whether I feel like it or not I will believe that He is bringing me along the pathway of His will and to completion in Christ.

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