Have you ever noticed even the world’s “best roads” always lead to dead ends?
The things or achievements that are supposed to make you happier or more secure didn’t quite fill the void?
Maybe you don’t feel like you belong? Like you’re still searching for a place that feels like home?
If you’ve been down roads that ultimately lead to dead-ends or found yourself trapped in loops of dissatisfaction… Stick around a minute.
You’re in good company.
I’ve achieved the “great things & big dreams” culture tells us to aspire to:
I was a 26 year old widowed mom to a nine-month-old baby girl. I grew through my grief… and come out the other side living a fairy-tale with all the makings of a Hallmark love story.
I struggled to pay my bills and wondered how we’d make ends meet… then built a six-figure “time-freedom” business from scratch.
I lost three of my precious children to miscarriage… only to perservere and miraculously still be given the gift of mothering four incredible kids.
I’ve lost everything and… I’ve had it all.
But even after running the race the world insisted was the one worth subscribing to… with the highest highs and the lowest lows…
I’ve found that the perceived worth, hard work, unlikely victories and praised paths of the world ultimately only lead to hopelessness, loneliness, emptiness, and defeat.
Depressing, huh? That’s what I thought. As it was, so it would continue to be. Or that’s how it seemed
Until I changed my course. It’s been almost a decade since I truly gave my life to Christ. And that is when everything changed.
That’s not to say I’m done or I’ve reached some perfect destination. Not at all. I am still discovering what it looks like to not just take our Creator on my journey, but how to hand Him the entire map. To not only carry Him in my heart through all the twists and the turns, but how to just let Him carry me. From what I can tell, it’s a process - one that’s not going to be perfect. Surrender is a journey - not a destination.
Our lives will continue to be filled with mountain-moments and valley-lows, but if we keep our eyes fixed on eternity, our true Home… every step won’t be easy, but I can guarantee you - it’s worth it.
And, thank God (literally), we never have to walk alone.
What do you say we keep going, friend?
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