I love as I begin to type in the word “courage” in my title, my phone suggests the word coffee. Yes, these past few weeks and months have been a whirlwind, and coffee definitely has fueled me on my journey!!
Perhaps a little too much lately. My posting has been more sporadic since the Write 31 day challenge ended in October. Life has a way of shifting priorities.
Ever been there before?
I remember a pastor stating very clearly that sometimes the very thing standing in the way of God’s will in our lives is ourselves.
Living by faith is a daily, moment by moment journey. It is not easy. I know this in my heart, but when life gets crazy then sometimes I just want to say…I can’t do this anymore… it’s just too hard.
I have felt a bit on auto pilot recently. I have the “To Do” lists. I knock the items off one by one. I press on. I am tired. I want to embrace the joy of the season, and I do in captured moments, but they don’t seem to sustain me.
Enter Joseph. The Christmas story often focuses on Mary and of course, Jesus, as it should, but do we spend enough time thinking about Joseph? The pastor today dedicated his message on Joseph. We talked about the extreme faith, trust, and obedience Joseph demonstrated. He trusted God’s Word. He honored and loved Mary. He protected her and this baby, Jesus.
Joseph journeyed with courage. He was willing to go on an unknown journey to trust the provision of God and His direction.
Which brings me back to my present state of mind and where I am.
Do I have the courage to follow the call of God in my life?
With our finances? With our jobs? With our health? With our families? With those dreams so dear and precious to us that we dare not share out loud?
Are we willing to trust God on the journey He is calling us to take?
Life offers too much to live on autopilot.
When we step in obedience and stay alert listening to His direction, He is faithful and will be with us each step of the way.
May we have courage in our journey as Joseph did so many years ago.