Action – Adventure – Hope – Your Story has An Awesome Ending!
“I will be your God throughout your lifetime–until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” Isaiah 46:4 (NLV)
Today I find myself sitting in the middle of the crowded Atlanta GA International Airport. Because of delays and plane maintenance I will be arriving at my destination about 12 hours later. It got me thinking about the destinations or the journey of our lives. How many times do we see the delays in life that side track our efforts or where we think we want to go?
As I sit here I start to take inventory of all that God has done. I have come to one conclusion; God is the God of awesome endings. Action, adventure, joys, pain, lost hope, restored hope, and all the ups and downs that come with an ending that amazes and inspires.
Take Paul for example. Here is a man that by his current day standards is hated among some of his peers. His God inspired words resonate for generations. Or David, a man after God’s own heart, who was nothing but a shepherd and carried the heritage of God through generations. These men’s stories are still being written and continue to inspire generations.
It’s easy to get side tracked in the moments of life rather than being intentional about life choices. God has gifted some with the ability of mindfulness while others struggle with giving things full attention.
I have to admit that I have spent most of my life not being mindful. It was just easier to not pay attention. Maybe it was out of fear, or the rejection, or because I fell into the attention deficit crowd. Yet as I look back on the adventure that is my life I am amazed at the detail and wonder of so many incredible moments that take my breath away.
Like the day I walked away from a car accident at 16 with my best friend Jay. Or the day I married; or the day my girls were born; or the day I found myself alone and divorced. I suspect my ending, just as yours, will be amazing. I think we tend to compartmentalize God with respect to when we consider the end of the journey. As you find yourself single, your journey is far from over and only revolves around Gods affirmation of who you are. Step back and view the landscape of your life thus far and truly look for opportunities of gracefulness. Your life history with God’s hand will surely inspire you in the toughest times ahead.
I leave you with one verse that has continually motivated me to press forward and run the race against my biggest opponent, me;
13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14