Tuesday, May 3, 2011

holding the course

Finally the sun saw fit to come out.
There was still a chill in the air, but i put on my runners & decided to walk to the store to pick up a few things.
As i climbed the hill & put some distance between myself & my house with no human being in earshot, i finally spoke.
"Father, i don't know what to *do*..."
& as prayed aloud about my situation, i held a picture in my mind from our homeschool lessons as of late - of the explorers trying to find new routes to distant lands with no maps, no guide, no *sure* knowledge.

What is my destination?

Sometimes as i read aloud these stories to my children, i felt like i wished i could reach across time & tell the captain to change course - he was going the wrong way, the path ahead was too dangerous, he wouldn't find what he was looking for. Other times, i wished i could whisper, "You're almost there - hold your course - i know all you see ahead of you is dark choppy seas, but if you hold fast, there will be land ahead..."
Contentment doesn't mean we have to sit still & cease to grow.
Contentment might mean we'll need to ration our supplies for the next months of pressing on. Contentment might mean we have to adjust our coordinates - and not continue foolishly into dangerous waters.
Content to follow the One who knows the coordinates of my ultimate destination.
& as i whispered my sorrows to my Creator - i felt Him comforting me back.
My coordinates? They're pointing at Him - & right now... they're just fine.
All i gotta do, is hold the course - & hold it, i will.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like that.

Carlee :)


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