Have you ever thought backwards?
Have you ever taken the time to mentally stand at the end of your journey- parenting, homeschooling, career, fitness...and the list goes on- and asked,
"What do I want to be able to say of the journey when I stand in this ending place?"
It isn't easy.
Because it reminds us that day WILL come.
I recently did this for our home educating journey.
Why? Because there are days I need to remember what I want my future self to say, so my present self will make decisions and keep her emotions in line with the ending place truth I want to see.
I keep them ever before me.
As I read them today, I realized that maybe you could use some of the truth tucked inside these Spirit words for your journey?
Your journey hasn't ended yet...but it will.
What do you want to say in that place of journey's end?
Praying these words spur you to think backwards from the ending place so you are powerfully fueled for your today place:
"At the end of this journey: There will not be perfection...there will be beauty in every broken moment. We are not seeking to create a product...we long to disciple a person. We will look back and see that we got it wrong A LOT- but that when we surrendered to our Savior, HE always made it right. When it is all said and done, may we always remember that where intimacy with Jesus is watered, true intelligence always flourishes.
We found Grace...and learned a whole lot along the way."
-Julie McNeely, Romans 12 Academy, Mama to 3, Surrendered to the One.