Friday, August 24, 2012

You're Still Standing (Revisited)


You walk along the beach in the sand and in the sun.

'Footprints in the sand' photo (c) 2011, Summer Skyes 11 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
You head up that dirt trail and the climb stretches you and makes you stronger.

'Colorado Trail' photo (c) 2005, Rob Lee - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
Turn around

What do you see? It’s the path you’ve made to get to where you are. Look at the footprints along the way made in the sand or along that dirt trail…despite the stones and the twigs, through the elements that threatened to slow you down or hinder your progress, your footprints continued on.
And you’re still standing

'Meadow Run' photo (c) 2009, Jon Dawson - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
The rocks in your path were necessary, strategically placed by the One whose hands move mountains. Though the rocks, they caused you to step to the left or to the right, they did not deter you. You pressed on. 
All the things of your past have brought you to right now – this place. The people of your world, their words and actions and their impact on you…give shape to your here and now. But how they shape the rest of your journey is up to you.

You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. (Psalm 16:11) NIV

3 comments:

  1. Awesome, Debbie. Sometimes we need to be reminded that we're "still standing." And that we're neither standing alone, nor making that climb unattended. Another homerun with this one, good friend. Love your writing more than I can say :) God Bless ...

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  2. Very well said Debbie! Love ya, Bettina

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  3. Good Morning
    Debbie! A very enjoyable and encouraging read this morning and a walk after my own heart.~ Kimberly

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