From His heart to yours...
Life with Christ is a continual journey; as His Spirit living within us walks us through life.
There can be times when we become so deeply focused on our own weakness and the obstacles that Satan has awaiting us; that we begin to convince ourselves that we can no longer continue the journey.
You see...Satan not only attempts to cause injury along the way; but it's also his aim to keep that injury alive, as a reminder that we aren't strong enough to continue on into the moments that God has awaiting us.
If we could only allow the past miles that we have already traveled; to give us hope for what lies before us; then we would probably be less likely to focus on the things that could possibly go wrong ahead of us.
What are we truly searching for on this journey? Are we here to get caught up in the journey itself or are we here to discover what awaits us, at the end of the journey? If we find ourselves caught up in the journey itself; then this alone will slow us down, as we find ourselves caught up in moments that will only allow us to walk down needless paths.
One thing we know; is that any path that is taking us to a place of eternal bliss, will not be an easy path to walk down...for to reach the very best...takes many struggles and challenges along the way; but when our eyes are looking and searching, while our hearts long to press on with great desire; then the obstacles that attempt to place a challenge along the way will appear minimal before us, as we begin to see more clearly what awaits us.
Jesus is saying to us right now; that He is willing to walk every mile that still lies before us, on this journey called life; but in order to make it through the difficult moments that lie before us; we must keep our minds and hearts focused on where we are headed, rather than what may be attempting to block our way...for it's His strength within us that will keep us pressing on, while climbing the steep mountains and while walking through the wide valleys.
Only those who truly desire and long for the prize that awaits them, will continue on...no matter what stands before them...for when we truly long for what awaits us; that faith alone will keep our God at work, as He constantly works on our behalf, to keep the path clear of any obstacle; that may be used by Satan, to stop the journey that will eventually walk us into a place of everlasting hope.