Philippians 1:6 says, "I am certain the God, who began a good work within you, will continue the work until it is finally finished...". This passage has always given me hope. To me, it means that God created me, started me on this path and it's up to the Divine to see to it that I finish. Yes, of course, I have to do my part. But the point is, there's isn't some magical destination to reach. There is no arriving. When you get where you thought you were going it's just a pause, not a destination. It's all about the journey. How's your journey going? The pause gives us an opportunity to pause and appreciate and celebrate our progress. It also gives us the strength to continue.
Along my journey I had to learn to be a big picture thinker. Over the course of my life I have spent some time in therapy. (I think everyone needs therapy.) Early on, one of those therapists taught me about process. In that season, just the sound of that word made me feel some-kinda way. I didn't want process, I wanted magic! But in order to get the results and growth I needed, I had to endure the process. It took a lot of work on my part to implement the new tools I was learning and to make better choices in my life. It was hard to give myself permission to feel what I perceived to be negative emotions. (I no longer think any emotions are negative or positive. They just are.) But once I allowed myself to feel all the feelings and process through them I learned a lot about myself, my patterns, and my behavior. As I started making progress I learned how to create a rhythm and keep the momentum. When stumbles happened they no longer threw me off my course the way they had before.
It's important to trust the process and rely on the Divine for wisdom along the path. You are never alone on this journey. You are loved-who you are-where you are! Nothing can change that.
How are you doing on your journey? How can I help?