Do You Know Where You’re Going?
Hindsight is always 20/20. You can walk into walls, trip over things, and not be able to see what is in front of you, but that hindsight will get you every time, sometimes with relief, sometimes with regret.
As we mature (a gentler way of saying “age”) our priorities change. Our vision becomes clearer because we have the 20/20 vision of hindsight. Have you ever thought, “If I knew then what I know now, I would have done things differently?”
I was humming an old song today (yes, I am revealing my age, I mean, my maturity) by Diana Ross (don’t worry younger people, I am going to link the song to the bottom of this post to save you time googling).
I have young women in my life who are more amazing than they know. I mean, they are beautiful, kind, smart, caring, mothers of young children, hardworking, and I could go on and on. But just like I was, they are insecure. They do not see themselves through the eyes of the One who truly loves them, so they accept things they should not accept, they lower their standards because they are afraid of losing someone who will not rise to the standard, and they do not go after their dream because they do not believe they are worthy.
Imagine you are at a crossroads.
You could go left or you could go right. One road will take you to where it is familiar, and you are comfortable (but not really) and it will lead to a dead end where things are the same as it ever was. The other road will take you out of your comfort zone and some people will not be able to journey with you, and you will have to make tough decisions, and discipline yourself, but this road will open to a beautiful horizon where you will finally be able to breathe (if you stay on it).
My hope and prayer for you is that you will not feel the sting of regret when you look back. I pray you come to know Jesus and trust Him to give you beauty for ashes, joy for sadness, and peace that passes all understanding.
You are you and you are here for a reason. Do you know where you’re going to, and do you like the things that life is showing you? Do you know?
You matter and your choices matter.
Be Free & Stay Free