Some days I feel the wind and the sun brush across my face as I stand on the mountain top. Some days I feel the bruises and scrapes as I tumble back down into the valley. Some days my muscles are sore and my throat is dry as the sweat trickles down my body as I strive to climb the mountain – again. What happens when our “some days” feel more like every day?
Every day we have a choice to make – to walk in faith or to walk in doubt. No one else can make that choice for us. Others can encourage our faith or feed our doubts. We can choose, as we travel up and down this mountain, to focus on the pain or focus on the results of the journey. Please note that I did not say that we focus on where we are going. I'm not implying that the destination isn’t important; it is. However, if we fail to account for the changes that we have made in the midst of our traveling, then we can easily become discouraged when we see how far we still have to go. It is essential that we take time to recognize that the journey has made us stronger, wiser, and hopefully, friendlier.
Who do we want to be? Do we want to be ones who create the road, or do we want to travel the smoothly paved out road? Do we want to have visions that manifest, or dreams that fade when we open our eyes? Do we want to walk by faith, or do we want to walk by knowledge? Do we want to be leaders, or do we want to be followers? Do we want to be overcomers, or do we want to be defeated foes? Who am I? Who are you? Who are we striving to become? This is where the rubber meets the road. This is our moment of truth.
For me, I am a pioneer. I found where the two roads diverged in the woods, and I, I took the road less traveled. It’s not easy. The road is not smooth. I have the cuts and the bruises to prove it. Nevertheless, I am an overcomer (Romans 8:37). I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13). I am a warrior. I will not relent, release, or retreat from the enemy of my spirit. I walk by faith, not sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Is this who you want to be, too?
God has a plan and a purpose for all of us (Jeremiah 29:11). Though some days we can’t fathom the plan, and some days we see it through a dense fog. Nevertheless, someday we will see clearly. Even when our spirits grows faint within us, God knows our paths (Psalm 142:3). “You see, the short-lived pains of this life are creating for us an eternal glory that does not compare to anything we know here. So we do not set our sights on the things we can see with our eyes. All of that is fleeting; it will eventually fade away. Instead, we focus on the things we cannot see, which live on and on” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18 The Voice).
So, whatever trial or tribulation, whatever obstacle or hindrance that comes along throughout our journeys, God is with us. He promised to never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). If God is for us, seriously, who can be against us and win (Romans 8:31)? Therefore, when our some days feel like every days, let us choose to remember the promises of God. Let us search His word and remember not only who we are, but also whose we are. Sitting in God's Waiting Room