So just a week ago the Non profit I work for finished up it’s annual fundraising Gala. It felt like months of planning and preparation consumed my mind every day before the actual night. I even woke up in the middle of the night to write down things I remembered I needed to do the next day.
Then the actual day of the event arrived and I stood and watched the volunteers, the musicians, the photographers, caterers and everyone that had a part of the evening do their parts with such grace and precision. I was amazed at how well everything fell into place.
Then the day after the even and the few days that followed I began to feel little off. Like I was experiencing a let down of sorts. I begin to think about the months before and all God did for us during the planning. I had forgotten to enjoy the journey and remember the process as a gift from God.
One of the verses in the bible that solidifies this for me is Genesis 28:15 What’s more, I am with you, and will protect you wherever you go, and I will bring you back safely to this land; I will be with you constantly until I have finished giving you all I am promising. The Children of Israel had forgotten to watch out the window on their journey and they begin to let the stress of everything weigh heavily on their minds. Sometimes we forget to see the beauty in all we are doing and all that God is doing around us in the midst of our journey. Sometimes everything we are doing can seem insignificant and like in the scheme of things it may not matter but God is the one that makes our paths straight and allows us the strength to finish what we started.
In Job 34:32 there is a verse that touches my heart every time I read it. It says this. Teach me to see what I still don’t see. As we work and strive to do his will sometimes we don’t see the fruits of our labor for sometime. But God is teaching me that everything he is doing is connected together and is part of his grand plan. Even the most difficult parts.
So I encourage you today, if you are on a journey that is long and sometimes difficult. Take some time to look out the window and enjoy the beauty along the way. See the little things God has brought you through and how he will continue this until he finishes what he started. Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.