You know the saying, 3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back. I hate it. Well, hate may be a strong word for I how feel. What I mean is that the saying is so true of life BUT I hate when it happens – the 2 steps back part. I want to just keep stepping forward!
I realize that never having back steps isn’t good to living a successful life. It’s those back steps that keep us humble and teach us many valuable lessons for the life we live and then later impart wisdom to others and hopefully help them to side step some obstacles.
So, years ago I chose to embrace the back steps and learn all I can from them. But there are times that I just plain hate them. There are times that I want to ignore them and go forward MY WAY. I know, I shudder also and therefore will not ignore them this time (even though they get really old sometimes) and stay in “step” with the one who guides me.
After all, in Jeremiah 29:11, the Lord God says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” That says it all.