This life I live — is only possible because of His Grace.
I know that now.
I spent years chasing things. Chasing success, chasing income, chasing recognition. Do you know where it got me? Burnt out. Anxious. Depressed. Sick.
I had stopped living a life in His name according to His plan and instead was living my life for me — what I wanted, what I thought was best. I had moved so far away from who He wanted me to be and what His plan was for me that I found myself truly lost.
During my journey with my health issues I re-found my path with God. It felt like this warmth had reappeared inside of me where it had been cold — it felt distinctly like a second chance…
Sure, during this path of realignment the things I were “chasing” have fallen. I may not be making the same money, have that same success or recognition — but what I do have? Is JOY. And if you’re chasing things that don’t truly bring THAT — you’re traveling down the wrong path, it’s not the one He has established for you.
I’m not perfect — I don’t have all the answers — I’m still figuring my life out every single day. But what I do know, is this life of mine — it’s not by chance — and it’s certainly not by my own doing. All of these gifts. These blessings. They’re only mine because by His Grace.
So if you’re struggling. If you’re frustrated. If you’re chasing things that aren’t bringing you joy and instead bringing you grief — take a minute to realign yourself. Figure out if the reason you’re chasing them — is the right one.