|"Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”|
She was walking down a new pathway, lost in thought of the lessons she had learned upon the previous way. Soaking them in, digesting them, smarting from the lesson she had learned, realizing that while her heart still smarted and needed mending from her recent battle with a troll (*On the right side of the blog where post are listed refer to a post entitled "The Pathway Continued" from June 2014) she was going to be okay and able to move forward. She had been one who planned, but her plans had not worked according to how she had thought they would. The new pathway she was on was one of trust, this time not in and of herself; but in Him. As she strolled along this new pathway, she randomly spoke out loud.
Often times on our own individual journey, God will have us encounter people along the way. People who have lived lives very different from our own. People who He only wants us to walk with for just a short period of time. The Bible says:
"I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow." (1 Corinthians 3:6-7)
Often we are only to be in someone's life for a short period of time, God uses us to plant or to water and the growth is what God is responsible for Himself. It is important to recognize when it is that He wants you to move on.
Along the journey of our lives we shall encounter many different characters upon the pathway. Indeed, for myself, it has become more of a time of personal reflection, spiritual growth and more food for fodder in what I write. May God bless you Bob (not his real name). May you continue to grow in Christ. God used me to plant, I trust that He will bring someone else in your life to water - and I know without a doubt that if you will allow Him, He will certainly turn your life around and provide an increase. In Jesus precious name I pray. AMEN