Do you ever feel like you are on a journey to somewhere and as you are travelling along that journey, there is a gap between where you are and where you are supposed to be or who you are supposed to be?
You desire to be liked and accepted but how do you get there from where you are now? You feel lonely and left out – not good enough to be liked by others.
When you go to a friend’s home, it is neat and organized. You want that but how do you get it? Do you decide to do a major clean up only to be overwhelmed?
The desire to loose weight and be in better shape is there, but how do you achieve that?
The job you are currently in is going well but you feel like there is something more? What is it and how do I achieve it?
Grief consumes you.
Well, my friend, you are not alone. You are on a journey, you can see the end result you desire but there is a gap in the middle of where you are now and where you want to be. How do you close in the gap?
I don’t claim to have all of the answers. I do have a suggestion. Make a decision to do one small thing that will help close the gap. Once you are able to do it consistently, add another small thing. Keep going until the gap is gone.
Remind yourself that you are loved. You are fearfully and wonderfully made by a God who loves you.
Do a 10 minute tidy in your home each night before you go to bed or even a five minute tidy.
Drink more water each day. Park further away in a parking lot to get in a few extra steps.
What is your dream job? What steps do you need to take or changes do you need to do to get closer to it? Maybe some research is involved? Maybe you need to talk to someone? Take some courses?
Find someone to share your grief with.
Don’t be discouraged by the gap in the road ahead. God is always with you. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)
On your journey to where you want to be, take one small step toward that gap in order to get closer to filling in the gap and reaching the other side. Or, are you the type of person who will take a leap over the gap to get there faster? Whether it is small steps or a giant leap, getting to the other side will be a beautiful thing.