What I know for sure...."the race is not given to the swift....but to the one who endures". The race, the journey I'm on has many twists and turns; some highs and lows; sometimes my journey is a well lit path and other times my way seem so dim. I meet an assortment of interesting people along the way; some are nice and some of mean and some make me laugh. I want to arrive. I want to be successful according to my potential. I can try to get ahead of my time but I can never catch up to it. If I slow down, the arrival time is not impacted. God knows my beginning and my ending. My pace doesn't determine what God has in store for me. Just when I think I am running out of time, I find that I am on time because nothing caught the Master off guard. He's always guiding me along my path even when it doesn't seem like he is there. I just needed to get it in my head that my victory as I travel in my journey doesn't lie in how fast I arrived at life's many moments; but could I endure? Could I endure the life-moments when they arrived? Could I endure the journey before I reached my goal. Could I endure the pain, the heartache and disappointments. Could I endure the top of the mountain moments and stay level-headed? Could I endure what was in store? Could I endure?
Saturday, August 2, 2014
They say that without plans, you're sure to fail at accomplishing a goal, a task or a dream. Surely you need a map to your destination. There's definitely nothing wrong with looking at the blueprints of other's paths of success. But make a plan. So I did that. I made plans within my mind. I dreamed big. I fantasize about being greater and in a greater place. I made plans with my lips. I did the research to look at the plans and successes of others. I wrote down some ideas, some goals, some points to ponder. I finally made plans. Then I prayed and God spoke and said that he made plans too. Really? His plans were enormous for me; I didn't have enough comprehension nor enough paper to record what he planned just for me. Not just to prosper me and bless me but to keep me blazing with the glow of his spirit. That spirit that gives me all the favor to accomplish the plans God have and the plans I think I have. My pea-size plans that seemed big are no match for the amazing plans of a wonderful God whom the wind and sea obeys. I never realized that double planning for my life was the reality. And so I must say...I love double planning.