One Milestone to the Next
“If you sprint you will win the race but you will miss the views.” ~Iyhia McMichael
Reflection is a very powerful tool that we use as a means for growth. Through reflection, we are able to determine areas of weakness and strive to make those strengths. In my recent use of reflection, I noticed a reoccurring theme in my life. I recognized that I was focused on the results and did not enjoy the process. When I was in high school, I was focused on college. When I was in college, I was focused on playing professionally, and once I was playing professionally, I was focused on starting my career. I sprinted so fast through my goals, that I did not embrace the journey.
“Be still, and know that I am God…!” Psalm 46:10 (NLT)
As believers our work is never done. We not only have an opportunity but a responsibility to encourage others in their earthly lives. But, I do believe that God allows a period of rest where we can enjoy the view from the mountain top. We live in a society, where we feel obligated to fill our schedule to the max. In the midst of the busy schedule, we miss out on God’s whispers and instructions for the day. When we rush, we miss the messages and when we hurry we miss the memories. I know there is a time for everything, and I also know that God reminds us in Mathew 6:31-32 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. “not to worry for tomorrow brings its own worries” (NLT). Although God does give us the drive and the vision to do more, it is my hope that we can embrace every moment of the uphill climb so when we do get to the mountain top, we can reflect on all the obstacles we overcame along the way and embrace the memories within the journey.
REBORN. RENEWED. RECOLORED.