The road to happiness and fulfillment is not an easy one. I know firsthand that the journey will sometimes look depressing. Friends and family may laugh and/or turn their backs on you for lack of understanding your passion, drive, and unique purpose in life. You may even be forced to make sacrifices you never thought possible. But… in the end, if you hang in there and keep pushing towards the mark God is calling you towards, then you CAN make it!
Sure… there may be some silent tears and lots of sweat along the way. The good news is you are going through the refining process. This process of refinement often occurs by being tried through the fire. Gold has to go through it in order to get its luster and beauty. Oh..and let’s not forget that diamonds truly do form under pressure.
So…whatever stage you are in towards reaching your goals, just remember to count it all J-O-Y.;)
Today’s Bible Verse
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. (James 1:2-3 NIV)