I believe....There has been a time, maybe now even that I have been obsessed with an outcome, a destination, and final results. A place where I have been so overly obsessed that when I got where I was going finally I felt good for 5 minutes or missed the opportunity to see where I'd gotten entirely because I was concerned about the next place I needed to get to..
What's your point, Lauren? Work with me now...
So I wondered what lesson God has been trying to show me by allowing me to endure the same things over and over and I realize I never took the time to acknowledge the journey. To accept where I was..and how I was moving along. Taking each moment step by step.
Currently I have found myself in a situation that God revealed to my spirit, that it is a promise to me. And I'm overly grateful for it. I recognize and acknowledge it is for me....but I don't quite have it... so I took a moment and pondered to ask why?
And it came to me...THIS BLESSING... It's not about benchmarks, titles or goals reached. Its about growth, and a spiritual journey. Its about always being in tune and enjoying each step along the way. Its like when I was in Shotakon Karate as a kid (7-18) we very rarely had belt promotions. And why? Because it wasn't about showing off your status, but continuously learning, focusing on technique and growing regardless of what status/place you seemed to be in to the outside world. Because at the end of the day it doesn't matter the titles or place you hold, but how you got there and how you are traveling to where you're going.
God reminded me of that and I am shifting my focus to what's important.