We are all on a journey; life is a journey. We are all at different stages in our journey. Your journey, your life experiences, hiccups and frustration that you and I have experienced are not a coincidence. They are all part of the process, the process is not always going to be easy or fun but it is needed for our personal growth.
You have come this far and you can’t give up now. You are not alone on the journey; there were others before you and more coming behind you. We are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1)
Sometime it feels like you haven’t made any progress. Thank God for those in our lives that are so quick to remind us “you haven’t changed one bit”. What would you do without the critics?
I have come a long way and so have you. You are not who you used to be, you are not where you once were. God has transformed you from the inside out. Everyone has a different path, follow the one God has for you.
We are all apprentices attempting to master the lessons from our journey through life
We learn, make mistakes as we go but we get right back up. What makes you fall today would have killed you in the past. So you are not perfect but who is?
Guard your heart; guard your ear to how and whom you listen to. Don’t allow the criticism from friends and family to bring back your old nemesis.
Our current stop is not our final destination; we are merely sojourners. While we are here everything will fail except the word of God. Our current body/tent will give in and becomes ashes and we hope to return home to God’ original plan.
Be encouraged; keep your joy and your sight firmly on the One who called you my “beloved”. The only One who knows the end from the beginning. that can take and give life. The invisible God that is mighty in battle and does visible things.
Take time out and look back on how faithful God is, how far He had brought you.
What if the LORD had not been on our side when people attacked us? They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger. (Ps 124:2-3) NLT