Yes we are a work in progress, but do we allow ourselves the pleasure of enjoying the journey? I don’t know about you but I’m a destination girl. I decide on a destination and once I get there then is when the fun begins.
But if I live my life the way I take trips I’m in for a miserable time. God is all about the process or journey if you prefer and I need to learn to enjoy the changes or growth I see along the way and not wait for the day of perfection to be happy. If I were to do that my life on earth would be one of disappointment and frustration needless to say a lot of anger at myself for being less than.
This is just where the enemy wants me. Feeling defeated because I’m less than perfect. When He knows that the only perfect man that ever walked the face of the earth was Jesus Christ and that when he comes again then is when He will be done with His work in us. As it says in Philippians 1:6
And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. – Philippians 1:6
So I must learn to stop and smell the flowers both in my journeys in travel and in life. Life is too short to take for granted the growth that you’ve made and to beat yourself up for growth you’ve not yet accomplished.
If God in all His love and mercy and grace is patient enough to wait for the end of the journey, then so must I learn to love myself and be merciful, gracious and patient with myself and enjoy the journey.
I have two choices to be miserable through the journey or to enjoy watching my growth through the journey. Since God is the One working it to completion it is His job to see it through. I just need to do as I’m lead to do by Him and leave the rest in His very capable hands.
Joy – A Woman After God’s Own Heart!