January has been a squeaky-hard snow cold month and I’m glad to say goodbye. Linking up with Five Minute Friday with a new word…
Where have you been? Where are you going?
Are there more years behind you than in front? Is this why older folks reminisce so much? Think about it: they have more history than future. Whoa! I just thought about that for a moment.
Memories of the past rush up to those folks more quickly and on demand. You remember, not only memories with your children, but your own childhood comes to mind. Why does your mind go there?
I don’t think it’s possible to live without memories; without that solid place behind you, the people who brought you up; who molded and influenced you. Even the worst of memories have a past to grow from. But we don’t want to continue to look back. We can’t change the past. It’s over and done.
The challenge is where are we following God in our future? Have we searched the heart of God? I have found, as we have grown older God has given us bigger challenges we never would have looked for. Does this mean he trusts us with harder challenges? God’s way in any era is a winding path, and adapting to God’s path is sometimes the opposite of the way we planned to go.
If you are on God’s path, where will you go? How will you handle the turns, the winding road, the backing up…and hardest of all: the acceptance that where he leads is best. It can be a lifelong and exciting experience.