“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”
Happy New Year friends! It’s 2010 and we’ve conquered another decade! Our hair may be wind blown, possibly gray around the edges, clothes scorched and singed from the fires of life, but we’ve made it! It’s a new start, goodbye 2009! Here’s a message I wrote a while ago and I sincerely believe it’s still relevant. Let’s revisit this reminder to stay determined! As they say, “Keep it moving!” Keep moving in the direction of your heart’s desire and trust that God is your faithful anchor! Move on, your life’s journey awaits you!
Where will your life’s journey take you? What is burning in your soul to accomplish? What are you believing God for? You may ask yourself quietly, “Can God really take me there or am I fooling myself?” Well it’s up to you to trust Him or not! I strongly believe that your second guessing is delaying the answer to your heart’s desire, your prayers.
As you map out your steps, your route, your destiny I encourage you to ask yourself some important questions. You need not have all the answers just the vigor to step out in faith. Or will you give up and let others stand in your way? Just possibly-maybe in your heart of hearts that inner voice will convince you that what you are hoping for is impossible? Find Holy scripture that speaks to your reservations. I am convinced that those negative conversations, and negative voices are not the divine that dwells within us. I implore you,don’t let the enemy rob you of your divine calling and an awesome life’s lesson that waits you. Your journey will show the world that God has equipped you to survive. God desires to inspire all of us, but especially you!
I pray you persevere, hold on and simply believe that what awaits you at your journey’s end or at the fork in the road was meant for your good. But you’ve got to make a move in the direction in which you’ve been ushered to go. You’ve got the power-it’s your call!
Take a look at this amazing journey of a young man named Kingsley who’s in search for an improved life. Kingsley’s journey from the Cameron to Europe gives new meaning to the word “determination”! I thank God for this photo journal that allows us to witness this young man’s struggle, but more importantly what it means not to be detered!
Take heart, continue in prayer and push on my friends! God doesn’t fail, let His love and His promises keep encouraging you in your quest to move forward. So many have overcome and you can too!
A Prayer for God’s will from St. Augustine of Hippo:
God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening; when our lives have no music in them; and our hearts are lonley, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, we beseech the; turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life; to thy honor and glory.
Joyfully Submitted by:
Linda Mose Meadows, Inspirational Columnist & Author :
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises