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Painting a masterpiece

I'm a very visual person. I am not one you give actual directions to. Tell me to turn left where the Krispy Kreme is at on the corner and a right by Starbucks and I'm there. I love to touch and feel clothes as I stroll through Nordstrom and Target. That's how I am.

The Lord is gracious & knows that's how I learn best & so sweetly shows me things to get my attention. 

As I was driving home from bible study this afternoon I couldn't help but notice this guy who was all up on my bumper. I was sure he would be in my back row if I braked hard enough. He wouldn't let up nor would he stop making sure I could see his face. He either really liked my political bumper sticker and wanted a close up of it or wasn't a fan and was letting me know. That's just my guess :)

I was watching him almost non-stop in my review mirror making sure he wasn't going to hit me. Like that was doing any good, right??
There I was in my car on a busy road with a big ol' windshield in front of me and I'm staring at my tiny rear view mirror trying to make sure my car didn't get hit.

Then I thought, that's how I live a lot of my life...

We have this BIG   o p e n   road ahead of us. This journey called life with literally endless possibilities at our finger tips if only we are willing to drive there yet we want to keep looking back to where we've been. I don't know about you but the view out of my windshield is a whole lot better than the tiny one that I can see out the rear view one.

Do you find yourself looking back to something in your past? Are you carrying hurt or bitterness? Do you wish could make a u-turn and go back down that road? Maybe days which seem better are behind you and you're longing for them back..

I encourage you to gaze out that windshield with anticipation, as if you're heading to an incredible destination. Because you are! Whether you know it or not, you are on the exact road that the Lord has for you. Whether you know and love Him or not, He has good for you! Stop looking behind you and look ahead with joy, excitement and peace in knowing that nothing happens outside of God's will. Trust in Him!

Join me in focusing on what lies ahead and stop worrying about what's behind you.
God's got that covered.

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