Proverbs 3:5 (NKJV)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
When you decide to take that long awaited trip to some place new, you start off excited and eager to get there. You were diligent and saved up enough money to take care of everything. You daydream about the fun you will have when you get there. You make a list of the places you want to visit once you arrive. Finally, the day comes for you to get on the road.
Once you're on the road, everything is fine that is until the unexpected happens. You get a flat tire! Then you have to use money to buy a new tire. To make matters worse, the only store in town does not carry your kind of tires and you have to wait a couple of days until it comes in. Now you have to spend more money on a hotel room in the middle of nowhere!
What I have described is a perfect example of what happens when LIFE happens. No matter how much you have planned or saved money to reach your goal, life happens. It's important that we remember this because so many will allow the unexpected things in life to keep them from reaching their destination. Many are tempted to throw up their hands and give up. I will be the first to admit that an unexpected setback can put a damper in your mood and cause your motivation level to go south quick!
It's really easy to find yourself lost and totally off course if you're not careful. The challenge is staying focus on the goal when the other issues of life are all fighting for your undivided attention. One way to keep this from happening is to write your goals down and keep them in front of you at all times. It also helps to have a mentor or coach that you can talk to when your mind becomes cluttered and the way gets confusing. It also helps to have some quiet time to avoid losing your cool.
One thing we have to remember when embarking on our journey is there is never a straight path to any destination. You will have twists and turns. There may be traffic delays and other unforeseen issues. Don't let those things keep you from reaching your destination. You have waited too long to give up now!
Even though we may have expected delays, God knew these things would happen. One thing I have learned is God always has a way of working things out for us. Our job is to trust him and choose not to lean to our own understanding. We must trust that He will guide us with his loving hand and get us safely to our destination. Decide to relax and allow your Heavenly Father to help you reach your goals at the ordained time.