A few years ago I was working at a job where I had little face-to-face contact with people and where I didn’t have an opportunity to contribute to the level that I was satisfied. Around the same time, I read the book Heaven by Randy Alcorn and it talked about his belief that we would have meaningful work to do when we get to heaven. Reading that helped me to realize that I needed to give my frustration and discouragement about my work to God, and to ask him for an opportunity to do meaningful work that would fulfill me. (I’m a slow learner sometimes!)
Recently, I had one of those moments in life where a bit of clarity seems to hit me in the side of the head. I realized that I am in a place where I am completely fulfilled in the work that I am now doing and the opportunities that continue to present can only come from Him. I feel like the role I am working in now was created for me in so many ways. The journey to get here has not been easy and there have been tears, losses, fear and many changes, but when I look back to the time when I first recognized my discontentment I can see how everything worked together to bring me to this moment.
This got me thinking about our journey on a grander scale. My life. and probably every one’s, has been fraught with twists and turns that were not always expected or welcome. It has not always been easy, in fact very often it has been nearly impossible. I keep going though, one foot in front of the other, seeking God’s guidance and trying to do the best I can.
When I am finished this journey of my life I wonder if I will look back on the winding road of my life and be able to recognize the road that was meant to be mine amidst all of the detours I found myself on. Will I be able to see the difficulties as part of the process that worked together to make me into the person I was always meant to be?
Somehow, I think that is how it’s intended to be.