Do you have a goal today? Perhaps just to make it? You can you know!
I have been thinking of the story in the news recently of a small plane crash in which four members in one family perished. One little seven-year-old girl survived.
I have tried to imagine what she encountered in order to get to safety.
She certainly had to put fear aside as she climbed out of the wreckage, leaving her dead parents inside.
A dark night, no lights anywhere, and an unfamiliar wooded area lay ahead.
Injuries brought pain and no shoes and light clothing made her feel the cold of 30 degrees plus.
One painful step at a time for nearly a mile brought the sight of lights on in a house and safety.
What courage she had, but she is now being thought of as a survivor.
Wouldn’t you like to have that said of you? I don’t really mean to have overcome a catastrophic event–but just life itself. A survivor!
It’s more than just “muddling” through I believe; but living each day with the goal of finishing well and hearing, “Well done.”
How do we reach that? One event, one day, one step at a time.
Think that through. How do we want our story to end?
Today is part of that final chapter.
Maybe today will bring struggles; don’t lose hope. You might quit just short of receiving a long delayed answer to prayer.
“If a blade of grass can grow in a crack of a concrete walk or a little tree can grow on a mountain cliff, a human with invincible faith can survive all the odds the world can throw.” –Schuller
“During trying times, keep trying.” –anonymous