Enjoying the journey sounds so simple. Isn’t it amazing how difficult that can be to do sometimes? Yet it is so crucial to do. For our own well-being. If we’re not taking steps to do that, life has a lot more stress to it, doesn’t it? And it’s far less enjoyable.
I am reminded that Paul tells us in Philippians 4:11 that through his life experiences he learned how to be content wherever he was at. The word “content” in that verse means “satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted”. That’s a pretty good place to be! It’s no wonder that this is what God wants for us on our journey and that’s what trust in Him brings.
This is something I am needing to remember right now. I have a lot going on with renovations to a house we just bought. And most of it needs to be done by next weekend. That doesn’t need to be stressing me out though. “I am anointed and appointed for such a time as this.”
Isn’t it amazing how God takes care of things if we do what he tells us and expects us to do? He told me to cast my cares on Him; He told me to trust Him–completely; He told me He has His very best in store for me; He has told me how faith works and what to do to live it out. As great as these things are, if I’m choosing not to do any one of them, I’m choosing to disobey and cause myself unneeded stress and complication. Why do that to myself (and those around me)?
That’s easy to let happen, but so worth the effort and practice to overcome and change. The incredible thing is, even that isn’t something I have to do (or can do) by myself. God has given me (and you) the Holy Spirit to be a constant help as we walk out this journey.
We are so taken care of in His Kingdom! It truly is a great place to be. It’s there–He’s there–for anyone who wants this to be true in their life.
I would encourage you to cross that line, my friend!