“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
– Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
Sometimes, things appear to be straight-forward. The path ahead seems to be set and decided until, suddenly, it no longer does. One might feel unsatisfied, doubtful about the path one is on. One might find oneself wondering if this is the right path, after all.
This is where I’ve found myself lately. For many years, I’ve been nothing but 200% sure of the path ahead of me. That it was a God-given path – a dream – planted in my heart. Yet, recently, despite enjoying the experiences I’ve gained within my program, I found myself straying, wondering, questioning, then reasoning and dismissing that unsettled feeling. It’s a difficult place to find myself but I’m praying for guidance for what I truly need and truly desire for my career.
No doubt, I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be. No doubt, there’s a great future ahead. Maybe the path to where I’m going is just a little bit different from what I expected. It’s a little scary to exit the comfort of a dream I’ve lived in for so many years. But growth doesn’t come in comfort. It’s time to step out. Dreams are no more static than we are. It’s time to expand that dream of mine.
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
~ William Faulkner