by Jennifer DePriest
I seemed to be on a writing roll as of late. As I look around at the treasures I have collected on my travels, it is the stack of maps to where my heart is drawn. I love the look and feel of maps. We can deduce so much about life and periods in time by looking at them. They remind me of my own life. God looks down from heaven and can see it all so clearly.
We can stand at point A and feel in our heart there is a point B, but the map of our life may still be waiting for the construction of roads needed to get us to our new destination. Let’s face it, road construction is never fast or easy, and it never seems to take place at an opportune time, so why should we think that the construction of our road through life should be any different?
Don’t we all hit potholes every now and then? Don’t we all have some sort of car trouble at some point in life? Don’t we all encounter detour, and unforeseen obstacles as we travel down this highway called life?
No map could have prepared us for the detours 2020 has given us all. I don’t know about your family, but mine definitely reminds me of Clark Griswold and one of his vacations. So in the midst of these crazy times, we can always, always, always look back and laugh at the past as we travel down the map of life toward our point B.
I was excited to find my point B during this past year. An exciting revelation for sure. I feel like a child waiting to go to Disney. A child doesn’t ask or care how they are going to get from point A to point B, they just know that they are going. For me this is the exciting part, where my child-like enthusiasm takes over. I don’t know how He will take me from point A to point B, all I know is I feel like a child with a new pair of Mickey Mouse ears as I wait to see His plan.
And I also laugh at the uncertainty of it all, because, as I already mentioned, for me and my family, life is more like a Griswold family vacation than a well-planned out trip to Disney.
As I wait, as I write about this season of waiting, documenting my journey, I hope that one day it can serve as someone else’s map. I hope it can inspire others to look for their point B with the enthusiasm of a little child and dare to pursue their dreams.
My hope, as we all move cautiously into 2021, is that the lessons life left us all with in 2020 will help us run toward our point B, knowing that sometimes, in the wild uncertainty of it all, we can have the most laughs and make the most memories.
Take care, my friends,
To learn more about Jennifer DePriest, visit her blog at CuriosityCottage.org.
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