And, you are also on an odyssey to become your real Self. The self that looks like Jesus.
Now this Self and this Home are nothing like what most in the world thinks it is.
It is not a race to become the best possible you, one that is happy, successful and rich. It's not achieving the American Dream with a large fancy house, two cars, and a big bank account. It's not to become a famous author or blogger (aww!), an Olympic champion, or any other kind of celebrity who receives the accolades of men.
(Don't get me wrong, sometimes believers end up having that stuff which is just a bonus God gives them to bless other people. It's not the focus of the Journey, though.)
The journey is not even about earning your way to heaven, because if we could earn our own way, why'd Jesus have to come and give His life for us, anyway?
No, our journey is to find and accomplish all good works He created us to do all the while learning and stretching and growing to become more like Him.
"·God has made us what we are . In Christ Jesus, God ·made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing." Ephesians 1:10 Expanded Bible
For some of us, the Journey started down a particular path, curvy and bumpy along the way, but the end always seemed in sight. For others, the path seems foggy and hard to see as we pass through bogs and pits of despair. Yet He is always there with us, if we but open our eyes to see Him.
I, Jerralea, started my journey when I was 14. I've come a long way, but sometimes I wonder if I am one of those who still has a long way to go. I've not arrived, by any means. There's been some rough patches on my Journey, "I'm not gonna lie." But more often, He carries me through the tough stuff. Just this week, my husband and I were facing a tight spot, and He smoothed the path out for us. He's good like that.
What kind of journey are you on?
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt # 2. Write a blog post inspired by the word: journey. I had to smile when I saw this prompt, for what better word can there be for the writer of Jerralea's Journey?
If you'd like to read other responses to this prompt, or join in the fun with your own post, visit Kat Bouska's blog, Mama's Losin' It.