Post Card #7 – Are We There Yet?

We have all heard this question asked on road trips – either by your children, recently, or by yourself when you were the impatient child in the back seat. In either case it makes the journey quite stressful.

Last week I posted about unwelcome hitchhikers, namely sin, that tries to hijack our journey. This week it’s the critic within that makes our journey miserable with questions like these, “Are you still behind? Have you not caught up yet? When will you ever find time to do all this reading?” What are we to do in such times? It’s not like we can kick ourselves out of the car so we can travel in peace!

The answer is as simple as choosing to whom we’ll listen. If you’re behind – it’s okay – this isn’t a race. If you’re lacking the time you need, then pray and ask God to multiply what time you do have. It’s prayers like these that give us the grace we need to keep pressing forward, even if it’s only an inch at a time. After all the journey is about getting to know Him, and the critic within would rather do anything but know God more.

Next time you hear the question, “Are we there yet?” You can say with confidence, “No, but I’ll get there soon enough! Now, sit back and enjoy the ride!”

P.S. John Owen’s book, Apostasy, is available at Metro’s bookstore for $6. We’ll start reading it next week with the “further study”. Make sure you get your copy on Sunday, or order it online.

Published by Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.

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  1. Thank you so much for the encouragement Debi. This is just what I needed today. It isn't a race, but it is to honor and glorify God in this process, and this is something that I want to do. I look forward with great hope & anticipation of all that He has planned for me in this journey, and when it is over 🙂 Thank you for your constant joy, encouragement & faithfulness!


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