"Imagine in heaven God lovingly shows you His plan for your earthly life. You see footprints walking through each day. On many days, two sets of footprints appear." "You inquire "Father, are those my footprints every day, and is the second set of prints when You joined me?" He answers, "No, My precious child. The consistent footprints are Mine. "The second set of footprints are when you joined Me." "Where were You going, Father?" "To the destiny I planned for you, hoping you'd follow." "But, Father, where are my footprints all those times?" "Sometimes you went back to look at old resentments and habits. Sometimes, you departed from My path and chose your own instead. Other times, your footprints can even be seen on another person's path because you liked their plan better. At other times, you simply stopped because you would not let go of something you could not take with you." "But even if I didn't walk with You every day, we ended up OK, didn't we?" "He holds you close and smiles, "Yes, child, we ended up OK. But, you see, OK was never what I had in mind for you." "Father, what are those golden treasure boxes on certain days?" "Blessings, My child, I had for you along the way. Those that are open are those you received. Those still closed were days you did not walk with Me."
"Remember, walking consistently does not mean walking perfectly. It means we
may stumble, but we will not fall!"
When we are intentional to walk with
God daily on the path He has marked out for us, not only do we end up at our
glorious destination, we receive the many blessings He has for us along the way.
Excerpt from "Breaking Free" by Beth Moore