Friday, April 16, 2010

Enjoy the Journey

Today I'm (we're) praying for answers. Do we take a totally scary leap of faith looking at the 'bigger picture" but not knowing for sure if we have a safety net for say 2 yrs? There are no real guarantees that what we are told will actually come to fruition although they seem ernest. And while we 'wait to see', we may have to recycle our toilet paper? No kidding! Ü Yes, things would be even more challenging & 'interesting' in our household...

Not sure we're up for another 'leap'. Are we too old for this? Is it gambling (we don't gamble, by the way) or is it truly a leap of faith? We've definately had many of those in our married life, including our marriage some might say. LOL But in all those instances we really felt we were given clear answers of what we were to do, even though we didn't always understand it and still didn't know what the future held because of those decisions. We were (are) still confident that the right choice had been made.

Today my daily "words of wisdom" that came to my inbox from Joel Osteen was this...

"Sometimes it's easy to become so goal-oriented and so focused on our dreams that we overlook the simple things that we should be enjoying in our everyday life. But we have to remember that life is not really about the destination, it's about how we live all along the way. It's about the path we're on that shines brighter and brighter.
In this life, there is no such thing as a finish line. Once you accomplish one dream, God will give you another. When you overcome one challenge, there will be another. There is always another mountain to climb. If we make the mistake of just living for the destination, we'll look up one day and realize we've missed out on the biggest part of life because most of life is routine. Most of us get up every morning, go to work, come home, eat dinner, go to bed and do it again. There are very few mountaintops where you graduate from school, or you get married, or have a child, or go on vacation. The high times are few and far between. Don't get stuck living for the mountaintops. Learn to enjoy the path you're on. Learn to enjoy the people in your life. Learn to enjoy the simple blessings of walking in the path the Lord has prepared for you."

Is our answer in here? But if so what IS that answer exactly? We want to be sure we hear it correctly, ya know? We have been known to have poor reception up on our little hill in the middle of the woods.

Sometimes I get a bit weary of always having to look for what we're supposed to learn from all the bumps in the road....seems like for quite some time things have been so bumpy that my fillings are loose! It's probably no surprise that patience is not one of my virtues. But believe me I've come a long way in the past 30 years.

So as we wait to get some direction, I'm going to continue to try to enjoy the journey of life, embrace each day with joy and enthusiasm, strive to see the blessings in every moment & in the process be a blessing to those around me.

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