One of the greatest truths I’ve learned in life is that the righteous move #onwardandforward
(Job 17:9, TLB). It's not about disregarding or minimizing past hurts, loss, or letdowns, but it's also not allowing the past to keep us stuck in a place where we stop moving forward and miss out on stepping into the purpose, destiny, and calling God has for our life. There’s so much more ahead, we can’t afford to stop short or give up now.
I've experienced my share of disappointments, plot twists, and questions—just as we all have—but I've learned that if we’re not mindful, those things can get us bogged down in a place of inward focus and paralyze us from being able to move forward.
One of the best things we can do in those times is to lift our eyes to our heavenly Father, to pray about the things that have us discouraged or disheartened, and be willing to open our hearts to what He would have us do to navigate whatever season or situation we’ve found ourselves in.
God is beckoning us onward and forward. He isn’t unaware of our plight, of the pain we may have endured or the hope that has faded. He wants to help us move victoriously through every challenge and season of our lives.
Let’s be ones who take hold of the grace He has for us and rise in strength, courage, obedience, and hope-filled expectancy for the story God is still writing in our lives. It’s a good one if we’ll stick with it.
Let’s aim to have our faith be bigger than our fears... to let our resolve be more determined than apathy. To let our forgiveness be greater than that offense. To respond with obedience rather than shrink back. To be an example of tenacious grit even when it would be easier to bow out.
Let’s be brave, take courage, say yes to what God is putting before us to do, and move onward and forward by His grace. He is so faithful to meet us there. And you know what? Your best is truly yet to come. Onward and forward, friend.
P.S. these prints are part of a collection of 14 mini prints, #THEBESTISYETTOCOME
, available for $10 off using the discount code ONWARD, good through Sat, 1/25.