“…take a fresh grip on life and brace your trembling limbs. Don’t wander away from the path but forge steadily onward. On the right path the limping foot recovers strength and does not collapse.” (Hebrews 12: 12-13, JB Phillips New Testament)
It seems at times that mortal life wants to hobble us, leave us dragging along, with little enthusiasm and feeling challenged by circumstances, discomfort, loss, and limit. It may seem tempting to give up the fight and to justify this choice. It may feel easy and natural to take on the mantle of victim and wear it as if it is our own skin.
Take a pause. Get a fresh grip on life and steady yourself for forward movement. Mortal life may seem to leave us at a standstill, but the divine Life is always impelling us forward, onward, and out of the very troubles we feel are holding us back. Today is a new day. The path is clear before us. It is that which is full of Life and Love. It is protected by God’s intention and its way is surrounded by beauty, inspiration, ideas that buoy us forward and strengthen our resolve.
The right path is a healing path. It is God’s purpose unfurled before you and you deserve to walk in it, to claim the joys of the journey itself, the discovery of our true self—one who is worthy of the good life that God has made for you. Trust Him. Trust yourself. Trust Life to lead you in experiencing that which is upright, good, and full of the satisfied confidence that comes of being—and accepting—the true and beautiful you.
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