Life doesn't always lead us down roads pathed with gold. Or if your path is gold, you still run into many obstacles, just like in the movies, "The Wizard of Oz" or “Oz.”
No one said the roads of life would be easy, nor did God say we will never have to deal with hard times. But what we are supposed to gain knowledge, experience, wisdom, change, growth, compassion, and the ability to help ourselves and others. But only if we are willing to walk down that road.
"...And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed." Romans 5: 3-5
It’s on the difficult roads we gain personal growth, and it’s there where God begins to shape us for our future. If we check the Bible and people's autobiographies, we will find many great men and women came into their purpose after traveling through difficult roads in their lives. So, who am I to believe I don't have to do the same?
I’ll be the first to say I’ve never enjoyed trials and tribulations and tried to run away from many of them. Yet, every time I ran, I ended up facing something else or making a full circle back to the original situation. The faster I ran away from the issues, the further away I was getting to my beautiful destination. My purpose!
We want to reach our mountain top but forget we have to go through the valley to get there.
To handle what God has for our future, we have to go through the journey that prepares us for it. Just like we don't give a teenager the keys to a Porsche without taking him through the steps of learning how to drive behind a Nissan first.
So, the best thing we can do is stop running away, and together, let's get on down the road to see what beautiful purpose awaits us.
Stay encouraged and keep expressing what you believe.