Guess what? [rhetorical question – you’ll never guess 😉] Today, I kicked off my first major step toward one of the “God-shaped goals” that I had discussed at length in an earlier post. I jumped in with both feet today, and the whole experience was really quite exciting!
The journey is far from over – it will take me at least a year to get through all the requirements for this particular goal. However, it is very satisfying to try something new and challenging, and to realize that you’re growing along the way.
I have some idea of where I’ll think I may be at the end of this process, but how God’s going to get me through it remain something of a mystery. However, I trust that since He brought me to this point in my life, that He will take care of me in the midst of it, too.
As a good friend of mine once said to me, “If you knew what was going to happen, Daily, you wouldn’t need faith.” She makes an excellent point!
I like to apply today’s verse [image courtesy of the Bible app] from Hebrews 11 in this way: It may be impossible to please God without faith, but with God, nothing is ever impossible. So why not try a little faith?
I must admit that it is both terrifying and exhilarating to start this journey. I enjoyed myself immensely today, and look forward to continuing to explore this path in the upcoming weeks and months. I feel at peace about it, because I know that this is exactly what the Lord has me to be doing at this time (even though I have no idea how everything is going to work out in the end).
So today, I’m grateful for my willingness to try something new and exciting, and the trust that I have that the Lord is going to see me through this process. Generally speaking, I am a fairly risk-averse person, but this experience is teaching me that taking the occasional well calculated risk can actually be a really good thing.
Dear Lord, thanks for a great day today. I know that my journey is far from over, and there may be unforeseen obstacles and challenges that may cross my path, but I’m confident that You will see me through to the end of this experience. I ask that You continue to grow me as I pursue this goal that You have placed in front of me, and I ask for Your continued favor as I see this process through to completion.
I feel optimistic and hopeful, and I thank You for this enhanced perspective on my circumstances. In Your name I pray, Amen.