Have you ever been in a situation where you were waiting for an answer, a step forward, something to happen so you just “knew” it was what you were supposed to do? What happens when the door opens but then you are faced with opposition? Does this mean that you are supposed to stop because the road has become difficult, so it must not be the way you were supposed to take after all?
My friends, this has happened to me SO many times over the years (and is currently happening right now!) On Sunday, my pastor spoke about this at church and it really hit home. Are there times when bad things happen that we should take it as a sign to NOT proceed, absolutely! But I feel like a LOT of times we simply give up too easily.
Just because God opens a door, does not mean it’s going to be smooth sailing all the way down the hallway.
There are so many things in life that take a lot of hard work and dedication, and you can’t quit just because things get tough. Those are usually the things that are worth fighting for the most and offer the greatest reward!
When I am walking through what I believe to be an open door and reach resistance, I do pray for wisdom and guidance to make sure I am doing the right thing, despite the bumps in the road. I tend to second guess myself…this is too hard…maybe we aren’t supposed to be doing this….shouldn’t it be easy if it were meant to be? Not always! But I believe with great risk comes great reward, and so suffering through the rough patches is just part of the process sometimes.
Bobby and I are in the midst of a new business venture, and to say there have been bumps in the road would be the understatement of the century. We have been praying about it every step of the way, and slowly (VERY slowly, way more slowly than I would like…) been moving forward. We are taking a big financial risk and it’s very scary, but we think in the end it will be all worth it. I am *almost* to the point where I can share with you what is going on, but I just want to make sure a few final things are 100% in order first. (This is why I didn’t get a chance to blog yesterday, we have been up to our eyeballs in legal mumbo jumbo and paperwork.)
Please hang with me as I may be a bit MIA over the next 1.5 weeks as we try to get everything in order. I will try to blog as much as I can though. I love yall and appreciate your support!
QOTD: Have you ever taken a big risk? Was it worth it?
Melanie A says
For me, being able to see the path behind me gives me more validation than what lies ahead. If I can still see and remember the path that lead me to wherever I am, and if it’s just as clear to this point as it ever was, it gives me confidence to keep going. At that point, I know the bumps are temporary or they are preparing me for something else. I don’t like to be prepared for something else sometimes but I’m always glad I was. I can’t wait to read about what you are about to do!
Hopefully I can share very soon!
Blaire Rogers says
Wow this could not be more true and such perfect timing as I am going through something similar right now. Taking risks is scary but you can only hope it pays out in the end. Good luck!!
Glad I could help!
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
I’ll be praying for you my sweet friend as you embark on this new journey!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
How very exciting for y’all! I can’t wait to hear about it’s going to be.
Can’t wait to share!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
Taking risks is always scary, but usually very rewarding in the long run. Good luck to you and Bobby as you embark on your new adventure.
Risk is scary but I don’t want to think about what could’ve been. I had support and the knowledge that I had a safety net when I took the biggest risk of my life, and it was all worth it.
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
This is what I needed to read today! Thank you! And good luck on your new venture!
Peggi Konvicka says
Thinking of you!!! Looking forward to hearing what this new venture is all about. Good luck, but you don’t need it! You are going to be awesome in anything you do 🙂
Karen :0) says
Hope it all comes together and works out! Praying for yall!!
Randy Crane says
What a great reminder, encouragement, and challenge. Thank you. I look forward to hearing your news and I’m praying for you. (I’ll try to come back to this post later & answer your QOTD.)