In September, we explored Alaska. When we arrived at Whittier, we learned that in order to get to the capital city, we would need to go through a pretty long tunnel. I immediately wondered if anyone on our tour was claustrophobic. A dark enclosed space with no end in sight can be a bit frightening — unless you focus on getting to the other side and move past your fears.
I guess it’s really all about my attitude. When I am at Disney World, I jump on to a moving cart and ride up and down and around through dark tunnels and over mountainous peaks. I know that this will be a short journey, filled with fun surprises. I never doubt that I will reach my destination. I let go of my fears, and I find pleasure in the darkness and the winding turns.
I wish I could capture that same spirit on the ride of life. If only I could remember that my destination is sure. Although I may be in a deep, dark tunnel right now, my sweet reward is just ahead on the other side.
…See, I have set before you an open door,
and no one can shut it…
Behold, I am coming quickly!
Hold fast what you have,
that no one may take your crown.
Revelation 3: 8 & 11, NKJV
Q4U: Do you forget about the “other side” when you are holding fast in the darkness? How do you set aside your fears and keep an eye on your sweet reward?
Let’s Hold Fast in 2014.
I am sharing “The Other Side” and joining like-minded sisters at Three-Word Wednesday, Coffee for Your Heart, Words of Life Wednesdays, Tell His Story, A Little R and R, Testimony Tuesday, Rich-Faith Rising, Sharing His Beauty, Playdates with God, and Unforced Rhythms.