My day did not go as planned. I had prayed yet things still unraveled and fell apart. Discouraged. Disillusioned. Unraveled. I was upset, and I just needed a walk to be alone with my music, nature, the thoughts in my head, and God.
As I wrestled with my disillusionment and asked God what in the world I was supposed to do with it, I heard very clearly…stay the course.
Stay the course? I knew what that meant. It means not giving up. It means trusting the bigger picture to God. It means that the path He has laid before us may not be easy.
I am reading Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson, and it has really opened my eyes to the amazing power of prayer. Batterson states, “The beauty of obedience is this: it takes all the pressure off of us and places it squarely on God’s sovereign shoulders.”
Stay the course…the desires of my heart…as I pray these and cling to His promises, He honors my obedience. It takes the pressure off of me to be perfect.
Growth is painful but so sweet.
When I look back over the past few months, I see God’s hand all over my life. He is directing my steps. I merely need to stay the course.
What are you struggling with? What are you hoping for in your life? Pray. Pour your heart out to God. And then…stay the course.