When you look back over your life and your milestones appear few and far between. When your journey though long in years doesn’t seem to have yielded much in terms of achievement, maybe that may be the right time to stop and reflect. It’s not always easy to start off on a new path and forget the roads that lay behind
July is a special month as it marks a new dawn being the middle of the year. I think why mid-way point feels special is because I believe I will live to be over 80years old and so this year also feels like the mid point of my life as I prepare to turn the big four zero.
Life is like a journey, it is made up of steps, movement from one season to the next. When I look back over my life and examine my journey to get to where I am, my steps do not look as many. There are gaps in several places, gaps that could have been clear footsteps to guide others. However, I choose to focus on a different perspective. I choose to see those gaps as moments when I did not have the courage or the strength to walk alone and instead fully depended on God to carry me. Those may have been moments I doubted myself and my abilities, they may have been periods of pain and regret and I was not able to make any steps and I probably took time and sat still to reflect on my life
It’s for this reason that I want to focus on faith in the month on July, when many around me have questions on what next and how will they make the next steps. When many have questions of if they are leaving any steps behinds that anyone can follow. This is a season to stop looking at those footsteps, to stop looking behind at any mark you have made, but to instead look up and allow God to carry you through this season. No one said it would be easy, but always, rest in Him and allow Him to carry you through whatever situation you are going through, to carry you through the fears you have, to carry you through the dreams you are doubting will ever come through… and to just be still and know that He is God.
Hide me now
Under your wings
Within your mighty hand
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the flood
I will be still and know you are God
Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know his power
In quietness and trust
As we always sign off, If you need guidance and support to sail through this season with courage and come out stronger and better, talk to me!. If I can’t help, I will connect you to someone who can and above all, we will stand in faith and prayer together as we trust the God who is in-charge.