In a few days I will be taking a “shopping” road trip with a friend and we are so excited to spend time together! I am also in process of planning a possible road trip with my husband. Somewhere along the line, things must have changed because I’m not a fan of cramming myself into a car for 10 hours or more just to get some place. So, what changed? My attitude had to change. I needed to be just as interested in spending time with my husband doing what he enjoys as I am in spending time with my friend doing what we both enjoy.
I’m reminded of my journey with Jesus. There are days that I am so excited to be serving and walking with Him. Then there are days I am feeling uncomfortable and overwhelmed by it. Sometimes (most times), the uncomfortable seasons last the longest. Here is where you and I need to check our attitudes. It is when we are in our sweet spot we easily can be excited about life, but get us out of our comfort zones and we easily grumble and complain. Wherever you are today in your journey, the Lord is taking you someplace that He alone has planned for you. You may be at the height of the mountain or in the lowest of valleys. What to do?
Our summer theme verses come to mind:
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice, pray, give thanks. A great reminder as we navigate the road the Lord has placed us on.
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local church and teaches a Bible study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.