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Two Steps Forward....Three Steps Back



I have experienced days when my feet skip across the stepping stones in life.
I hop, leap and jump through them all....... 
All the while I am singing a tune with a smile on my face. 
I am making progress......
Two steps forward.

Out of no where my steps stop.....
I can not move forward. 
There is an obstacle in my way.

I will admit I have had times that I became discouraged.....
Frustrated that my flow of stone stepping has been interrupted.
Irritated I can no longer leap to my next destination. 
Three steps back.

 Here comes my frustration.....
Irritation.....
Pouting....
And disbelief that I am now going backwards.....
Or it seems that way. 
BUT......
There are times when we do need to take "three steps" back.
Change our direction.....
Adjust our steps....
Plot a new course.

This new course may have high waters to go through....
It may have fire with intense flames.....
But no matter.....
We are never alone.

Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, the flames will not set you ablaze.

We will not drown....
Nor get burned......
Why?? 
 Because He says so!!

I encourage you today......
If you are at a place of three steps back......
Remember.....
Our daddy God is always with us....
He sees the bigger picture......
 His way is always better than our own. 

Embrace your new course.....
And get to steppin'

Xoxoxo
Stacey


Linking With:My Daily Walk In His Grace
Prowess and Pearls

Comments

  1. "This new course may have high waters to go through....
    It may have fire with intense flames.....
    But no matter.....
    We are never alone."
    Amen!
    I'm so grateful that He never leaves us.
    Beautiful post Stacey! Stopping by through DYWW

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    1. Thank you Beth! I, too am grateful He never leaves us!! Thank you for stopping in and many blessings to you!!
      xoxox

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  2. Hi Stacey, I am so grateful that no matter where I am on my journey, whether ahead or behind, God is there, holding out His hand, being gracious and gentle and patient with me. Great post my friend
    God bless
    Tracy

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    1. Ah Tracy I so agree with you my friend!! This has been a hard year of change for several of us, and I see now why my word is "Apply" for this year. He knew where I'd have to walk and what I would need to apply to get through. He is amazing isn't he?!!!
      Hugs and loves to you
      xoxox
      Stacey

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    1. Thanks Ash! I am so glad you were blessed :)
      Xoxox
      Stacey

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