I would walk several miles in the morning at a brisk pace usually averaging six to seven miles per day and built up to a one time trek of 22 miles.
Back in the 1980’s I had ran two marathons, so psychologically I was prepared and physically my endurance was building each day.
Every morning, I would leave out early when it was darkest. Living in a semi-rural area there would be little light to guide me.
I referred to these walks as journeys.
Many times I would stumble, trip, find myself off the road itself, and twice almost hit by a car, yet I would not stop. Nothing could stop me.
Yet…I love the word yet. When used in a sentence it usually means that whatever thought or action has preceded the yet, everything is about to change.
Yet, on my walks I began to discover strengths within myself and I began to notice the consistency of inconsistency.
Each morning was different than the morning before.
The path on the journey would change, the weather would change, my pace would change, the distance would change and only two things remained consistent.
I always began the journey in the dark. And I always ended the journey in the light.
Every single time.
I could always count on consistency looking toward the next day.
With life it is often the same. At times, we begin a journey in the dark, not sure, unclear, stumbling, disoriented and with little direction.
Nothing looks the same as it did before, even just yesterday.
Yet…and there’s that word again.
Yet, we know and let’s change the we to you.
You know that you are supposed to set out on a journey.
Keep this thought in mind as you at times stumble in the dark, looking for sure footing, waiting on the sun to appear and your path to be made clear.
If God has placed you on the journey, you will never begin walking in the dark that you do not finish walking in the light.
“You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.” 2 Samuel 22:29