|image credit Alison Burrow from A New Creation Studio|
Recently, I have been struggling with a few different desires, desires which I strongly believe have been placed on my heart by the Lord, desires that I never would have imaged possible a few short months ago. At first I have to admit I was in shock, I wasn't sure I wanted the desires that I was feeling I tried to sweep them under the carpet and brush them off as nothing more then a pipe dream. As hard as I tried it didn't work these desires just kept occupying my thoughts. Finally, I surrendered them to God in prayer and received a abundant sense of peace, for me that's a big deal because these are things I had publicly said I would never do, I had surrendered the destination! Although I had surrendered the destination (the final point, marriage, career, children, business) a dear friend gently pointed out that I had not surrendered the journey. She reminded me that God will walk along side me to get the the final destination but there is a lot to learn between here and there and if I just keep my eye on the finish line I will be missing out on a number of opportunities to grow as a daughter of Christ and strengthen my relationship with the Lord. I have to admit the idea of surrendering the journey is not an easy one for me, I need to constantly remind myself to embrace the moment and enjoy the journey He has it all under control and I surrender it all to Him.
Are you surrendering the journey to your final destination? I'd love if we can forge together praying for the journey's we're on in pursuit of the final destination set out by Him.