The Paths We Take
"What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." - Oscar Wilde . . . . . .
I never wanted to take this path. I never thought I would. But God has used it to help me find my way and draw me nearer to Him. He has provided me opportunities to begin a career I never thought would be possible. He has provided me community. He has always provided at the right time.
I was once asked if I feel like I'm wasting my time. The answer was, and still is, no. It's not wasting your time when you're learning from it. Nothing God does is ever a waste of time. And we have to trust that, even when we feel in the dark, He is guiding our path.
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Sometimes we don't like the path we end up taking, whether it's our fault we are there or not. We often can't see the benefit the experience will have when we are in the midst of struggle because we are so overcome with emotion. But remember: God is faithful. He will see you through it if you will seek Him through it.