Press On

Ethan began to jog as I plopped down on the turf. I planned to jog with him yesterday evening, but my plans changed as soon as we entered the indoor football field. In the middle of the field, a college softball player was teaching a young girl to pitch.

When I was around the young girl’s age, I thought I had my God-given purpose all figured out. I knew I would play college softball, win an Olympic medal, become famous, and then I would be a motivational speaker. I even knew what my catch phrase would be! “The only obstacles you cannot overcome are the ones that you choose to let hold you back.”

I thought I had my life all figured out until I faced the obstacle that ruined my own plan and platform: blood clots. Pulmonary embolisms. The obstacle that changed everything.

When I had to quit playing softball, I was furious at God. Before I had pulmonary embolisms, I thought I knew what God had in store for me. I thought my plan was His plan. I thought I had it all figured out.

As I watched the young girl pitch yesterday, I kept thinking about how God never needed me to have it all figured out. He needed me to be faithful. He never needed me to have a great plan and platform. He needed me to press on in faith.

I know how easy it is to let our failed plans keep us from pressing on in faith. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. But I also know that God is bigger than I can even fathom. He knows more than I know. He sees more than I see. He understands what I could never understand.

I do not press on in faith because it is easy. In fact, walking in faith sometimes feels impossible. Nevertheless, I press on in faith because I know I’m walking with a faithful God. Even during seasons when my life seemed to be in ruins, He was working behind the scenes, molding and shaping me for what He had in store.

If you’re struggling to press on in faith, send me a message or comment below. Let’s press on together.


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