Oftentimes we are held back by what we cannot see in front of us. Fear is one major drawback that comes into play. Many other areas pull in the same force, as hopelessness, tiredness, etc., just no get up and go. We all run into this at some point in life, if not often. Pushing through what is necessary and helpful whether it be within yourself or a friend. Come on, let’s go!
Today, I was reminded of this incident by my friend that I walk with and we still laugh over it.
The morning hours when we start walking, it is still dark, somewhat scary, but we push through to daylight, usually a forty-five minute walk before work. Through the night, it rained and humidity levels were higher. As with most nowadays, the air conditioner runs within the homes so condensation builds up and fogs the windows.
As we make quick contact with one another as to being ready or not, I get a text saying it is too foggy out, still remembering it is dark. I, myself, like fog so I did not see an issue. I look out my bedroom window and it seems fine. In that time, my friend texts back and reports that it was her window that was fogged up.
Upon being picked up that morning by her through the darkness and ‘apparent fog’ we immediately start laughing. We still joke about fog.
So as I remembered the fog incident today, seeing it at a distance in our walk, I could not help but to think we sometimes feel we walk in a fog, our brain is in a fog state, not knowing what to do in a situation, feeling stuck, etc. We all go through this at some point in our lives, overwhelmed with what is before us.
It is when we look to the Lord and pray for His wisdom and direction that our peace will come. We have to trust Him and be patient. We have to look beyond the glass that is fogged up realizing He has a purpose and a plan for you, me, all of us.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”