It was as if I was running a race. I was in first place and I got about a quarter of the way around the track and I tripped and fell. I looked up and watched as all the other runners passed me. I put my head down. I had such a good momentum going, and now it’s over. Then God said, “Get Up!” I lifted my head and saw how far out the other runners were. I told God “I can’t catch up with them, they are too far out now.” Then God boldly stated, “I will restore everything you lost, I will have compassion on you; I’ll come and pick up all the pieces from all the places where you have been scattered. No matter how far away you end up, I will bring you back to the land that belonged to your ancestors and you will posses that land again. And I will make you even more prosperous than your ancestors before you!” I stopped and wondered what the heck that had to do with my situation. Then it clicked. He will make up for my lost time! And not only would he bring me back to where I was but he would bring me even further – to even greater heights. I got up, dusted myself off and put one foot in front of the other. As I began running again, I apologized to God for doubting that He could not get me back to where I was…he stopped me and said “Even though you doubted, you did not quit and I am proud of you for that.” So now I know, I have no reason to doubt and I have all the reason to be confident that God will restore me and bring me to even greater things.
P.S. I’m making my way back to 1st place 🙂
Daisy Update: Surprisingly, nothing new.