“Walking Steadily On God’s Road”

you are blessed

by Dona Hake

I recently received an email and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the words of wisdom shared by a woman that was ninety years of age.   Regina Brett shared some very interesting things that were deemed as valuable to her.  She shared “to celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me…”  I loved so many of her lessons but a few really stood out to me.  The one lesson in particular was

“Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is about.”

In the world in which we live there are many that dictate how success is defined.  These people are the “they” voices. You know…”they” say you should do this, “they” say you should look like this, etc…  “They” really can put some real pressure on us at times, can’t “they???”  Peer pressure is not only among the young, it still sticks it’s ugly head up among those of us that have been around longer.  I think it can be so easy to fall into comparing yourself to someone else.  There is something very sad about this and that is you are looking to someone else’s success to gauge your own.

God desires that we as individuals look to Him and He promises to reveal His will that applies only to us.   We are uniquely made by Him, therefore He has a unique and special plan for each of us.  Let us make a practice of rejoicing in our hearts as those around us succeed.  Enjoy who God made you to be and relax and enjoy growing each day as you walk with Him!

Psalm 119:1-8 (The Message)

“You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I’m going to do what you tell me to do…”