Tonight I am reading, again, some of Beth Moore's book Breaking Free, which might I say is PHENOMENAL if you have never read it. The section I read tonight was powerful enough for me to want to share it with all of you. I hope it blesses your life as it is blessing mine in this moment.
Imagine going to heaven and standing by God as He lovingly shows you His plan for your life. It begins with the day you are born. Once you received Christ as Savior, every day that follows is outlined in red. You see footprints walking through each day of your life. On many of the days, two sets of footprints appear. You inquire: "Father, are those my footprints every day, and is the second set of prints when You joined me?"
He answers, "No, My precious Child. The consistent footprints are Mine. The second set of footprints are when you joined Me."
"Where were You going, Father?"
"To the destiny I planned for you, hoping you'd follow."
"But, Father, where are my footprints all those times?"
"Sometimes you went back to look at the old resentments and habits. Sometimes, you chose your own path. Other times, your footprints appear on a another person's calendar because you liked their plan better. Sometimes, you simply stopped because you would not let go of something you could not take with you"
"But, Father, we ended up OK even if I didn't walk with You every day, didn't we."
He holds you close and smiles, "Yes, Child we ended up OK. But, you see, OK was never what I had in mind for you."
We are so wise to learn to walk with God instead of begging Him to walk with us.