I wonder if the road to becoming is paved with patience and grace. Are baby steps allowed and even wrong turns? When you walk with a friend on this road, do you let them set the pace or do you pull them along based on what you think is best?
Each question above is one that deserves attention. The road to becoming is never easy. The journey is slow, fast, and everything in between. It looks like the end is in sight until you round the bend and realize nothing looks familiar. Becoming is God’s journey for us as we seek and get to know Him better.
Another birthday and another trip around the sun marks my own passage to becoming. Somedays are a joyful dance leading me straight into God’s embrace. Other days move forward hesitantly as challenges fill my path. The road that was so clear and welcoming the day before now looks cloudy. The pathway widens as my vision takes in the unknown landscape and the rhythmic dance of the day before is anything but that.
God guides our baby steps toward Him and multiplies them until we reach His outstretched arms. Our journey forward makes great headway until it doesn’t. And that’s okay! God is in the business of walking with us and knowing what we need at just the right time. He is not concerned when we face a speed bump because He knows we will make it to the other side.
Remember God cares about you and your situation more than you ever will. He is just that good. And there is no formula to follow to get from here to there–just God. And He is enough.
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 MSG
We all travel the road to becoming. Some of us arrive at the next stop more quickly, but all of us remain on the path when we invite God to travel with us.There is no formula to follow to get from here to there–just God! And He is enough. #TellHisStory #linkup Click To Tweet
God takes our hand and gently tugs when we veer off course. Do you recognize that tug when you are traveling along at breakneck speed?
We find a peace that is nothing like we have ever sensed before with each forward movement. Scripture describes it like this:
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
How do you acquaint yourself with this peace when life is crumbling around you?
God sets our pace on the path we choose. Just as a dance follows a fast, fast, slow pattern so does the trajectory of our lives. It’s reassuring to me that “fast” is not the only choice.
Finally, patience and grace accompany every step we take. There is nothing that says we must learn the ins and outs of life in one easy step. Instead, God provides a safety net to catch us when a wrong turn plunges us off–course. Our fall is always cushioned with God’s grace, love, and strength to get back up and try again.There is nothing that says we must learn the ins and outs of life in one easy step. #TellHisStory#linkup Click To Tweet
What have you learned on your own road to becoming? Have you experienced God’s peace that transcends all understanding and grace to cushion your fall? Join us in the comments so we can encourage each other.
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