Friends For The Journey
My friend and I went for a morning jog the other day and I was discouraged because of the lack of progress on my writing journey. Its not where I planned to be by this time. Like miles away!
And if you didn’t know, planning should be my middle name. Yep, my parents should have named me Alena “Planner” Auguste.
When I get this way, I remember King David.
Check out Psalm 42:5, King James Version, where King David asks himself,
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul?”
When he needed a friend, God gave him Jonathan.
What do we do when we ourselves, or our friends are discouraged?
My friends always seem to get a nudge to help me back on the write track (pun intended).
I’ve been traveling, so it took a little bit for an email, from one of my mentors to catch up to me, but when it did I had to sit and read it over and over.
Psalm 37:34 “Don't be impatient for the Lord to act. Travel steadily along His path. He will honor you, giving you the land.”
It was the reminder, I needed. Keep going.
God is faithful.
He’s kind enough to give me friends and mentors who stand on the sidelines not allowing me to stop, but encourage me to keep going. Helping me to press on towards the finish.
Most of all, remember as you run this race, He is right beside you. Whether you are crawling, walking, running or sprinting towards the finish. The greatest friend of all is right beside you.
By the way, my friend Diane and I finished our run that day, despite almost 100 degree weather, stifling humidity and rolling hills. Step by step, we finished. Together.
How about you? How do you help your friends stay encouraged?