One step forward....Two steps back.
I have heard that saying my entire life.
I have listened to the cries of many stating "Why is it every time I take a step forward, I am having to take two steps back?"
The two steps back may appear to be a negative.
A struggle to regain balance in a world that is unbalanced.
A punishment of sorts for choices made or not made.
A unfair act that leaves us in a state of shock.
Emotions that has us tumbling out of our comfort zone.
And the feeling our progression in life has stopped cold in its tracks.
I have asked many a night the same questions.
Wondering what exactly had I done wrong.
Or what I could have done different.
I had not taken the time to see why I was having to take two steps back.
Honestly I did not even want to know the why.
I just wanted to move forward with no regard of the possible outcome.
I was relying on my own efforts.
Trusting my own abilities and not leaning to the one whose desire is to direct my path.
My daddy God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your path.
Two steps back is not a "walk of shame."
Even though the world may say it is.
It is not a punishment.
For there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.
( Romans 8:1)
It may be a life lesson that was not grasped.
It may be a second chance to get somethings right.
It may be Gods way of slowing us down in order to prevent a disaster in the making.
What ever the reason, two steps back is a time to regroup, refocus and become re-balanced.
It is the opportunity to gain wisdom and understanding of the purpose.
It is God's protection; his divine grace.
It is his unfailing love to correct the heart,mind and soul of his precious child.
If you are having to take two steps back in your life right now just as I have, I want to encourage you to embrace those steps knowing that there is a blessing in every trial.
A positive to every negative.
And for every set back, God is making a way for an amazing come back!!
One step forward...Two steps back~
Ponder the path of your feet,
And let all your ways be established.