Recently, I was running on one of the windier mornings. I turned towards a straight stretch on my route and realized I was heading into the wind. It was so strong that I felt like I was running in place. After pushing through it, I finally changed direction, and it was much easier because the wind was at my back.
Some days can feel like we are running into a strong headwind, not making any progress. On other days the wind is at our back, and we are making record pace. In both scenarios, God is still working.
There is a pattern, a plan, and a recipe. We can trust God to move us in His perfect timing. We just need to push through it and follow the One who knows the plan. He not only has the map, but He also made the map. A lot of people wander around in the wilderness for years and lose their way. But, when we keep in step with the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:25, ESV) and ask God for guidance, our path becomes easier and when the wind shifts, we can be sure we’re going in the right direction.
“…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder, and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross.” (Heb. 12:1-2, ESV).