in the climbing of mountains, sliding into valleys, and sometimes even the slough of despair and then hoisting yourself up up up and crawling out - why, you can lose your focus. You start to think it's all about you and "how can I survive?" And sometimes, you think "I'm so tired, I'm burnt out. I can't do it anymore."
But let's not forget the times when everything goes smoothly on the journey, and you receive appreciation from everyone, and everything you touch seems to yield a harvest. Those times are even more of a temptation to think of yourself.
Remember when you started on this Journey? Remember dying to self? Now, it's not all about you, but it's all about Him.
The lovely One, the Wonderful One, the One who took your place when you deserved punishment.
He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30 KJV
Lord, help me keep in perspective who the Journey is really all about and what the end result should be.
Reaching the destination should reveal another redeemed Christian making it Home, looking a whole lot like the Father.
The Journey is our way Home. There is nothing more important than making that final destination. Jesus paid my ticket there, but I have to walk it out. In October, I will be observing the things that happen while traveling the Journey and writing a daily post about my observations.
Because I like to stretch myself, I will also do a challenge within a challenge - 31 days of 5 minute free writes. I will take a topic and run with it, writing furiously for 5 minutes, tailoring it to relate to my theme of examining life along the Journey.
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