Every one of us is on a path, it is called life. Paths are very interesting when you actually think about them. Some paths are mapped out for you already like hiking trails and walking trails. These paths are lined out for you so you do not get lost. Then, there is a path called life. We sometimes have no clue about this path or even where this path will lead us. This has been the story of my life in 2013!
I always remember people saying, “the grass is always greener on the other side” but every time I go to the other side, all I find is seeds. The path you are on now is already planted. See all the work you have been doing on the path is already bringing about grass. Believe me, it would be easier to jump off a path and try another path just to get around roadblocks and hurdles but once you jump a path you have to start planting again. I have met a few people like that. I would call them path seeders. They like to jump from path to path when hard times come.
This has been my story in 2013. Building a foundation for an organization is hard! You have many sleepless nights and you sometimes lay awake just questioning your decision. One of my biggest lessons of building an organization is that you have to be confident in what you are doing. If you aren’t confident in what you are building then no one else will be confident in what you are doing. This was the hardest path I had to travel down in 2013. I would get frustrated a lot because everything wasn’t coming together. I even started to question God about this path he was leading me down. It was rough but when I started to see the path become greener, I began to embrace the path and not try to jump off the path. Now, Transition Furniture is impacting more families than I could have imagined. I now look back and say, thank God I didn’t jump off this path. Thank goodness I didn’t give up! Thank God, God didn’t give up on me. Thank God for bringing people into my life to help me down this path. Just when I was about to give up, God stepped up and brought people into my path. His timing is always perfect on the path. That is how you know you are on the right path.
Start 2014 out embracing the path God has you on. Yes, paths can be hard to travel and get even narrow at times but the narrow paths are learning experiences. Sometimes what God has called you to will cost you traveling alone but you are not alone. Take breaks on the path, be still and listen on the path. Sometimes we just get in a hurry and never embrace the silence of the path. It’s in the silence when God speaks the loudest. That is one of the many lessons I have learned recently on the path called life.