My whole life can turn into a road trip if I'm not careful. What if I wouldn't let myself be happy until I finished school? Or I met the perfect man for me? Or until my husband and I get a house? What if the life I thought I planned never happens?
God puts so many things into our everyday lives that are immense blessings and if I focus too much on MY destinations, I miss the joy that is my journey on this earth. The ultimate joy comes in being face to face with Him someday, but there is joy in this journey as well, and I want to remember to drink deeply of it every single day.
Think about it. One can find all manner of joy in the everyday blessings of God - birds singing, the immensity of the oceans, the smell of the earth after a rain. And then there are the joys found in good food and good friends, the joy of coming together to worship, the joy of seeing how, in our imperfect ways, God uses our lives to teach us and teach others.
Goals and destinations aren't important, but they aren't the only things. Wonders abound. Find joy in your journey. It's there, everywhere we look.
This was written in five minutes with no editing for Five Minute Fridays over at The Gypsy Mama.