So many times I’ve reflected on where the detours of life have brought and taken me. Knowing that God’s love and plan for me is good, though so many things throw and toss us in an opposing state of life. I’m learning to hold on and not only wait for the Waves of life, but become stronger, more resilient and hopefully less like me through everything. Regardless of the direction from where the waves arrive, I can look to God and always find shelter, a rock and a safe refuge of protection. The Waves hit, they hurt and they even bring damage arising from life, choices and our decisions.
However, the beauty of knowing that all things will glorify our Father if we maintain that tender heart, pure mind and step with integrity each day. It’s a goal and challenge that will prove to be secure, reliable and unwavering throughout all of life’s moments while waiting in the Waves. I will not be able to see and predict all of life’s Waves, obstacles, difficulties and loss. The daily journey gives me the opportunity to grow, and embrace my life, children and future with a perspective and mind set on his will for my life.
I’ve been knocked down and drifted with my own Waves of life, but the one thing I can see clearly is that God is holding on to me throughout every situation I’ve faced. Now, I stand bold and anchored, waiting for what God’s plan will be for my life.
I pray as a father, that my kids see boldness, authenticity, and strength that can only come from God as we walk through life each day together. The daily walk will prepare them and lead them with confidence in knowing God has them secure through their own journey and Waves that they will also face themselves. I desire to be a Dad and man that relentlessly pursues a life for God, living a life that shines for Christ. I pray that my eyes remain on the Way, Jesus. With each moment I have an opportunity in my parenting, choices, relationships and decisions to shine.
If my eyes stay on The Way, I will not fear the Waves.
John Greer is a father of two and the Community Outreach/Physician Liaison for Therapy Tree. – John 10:10 – Jesus gives life.