Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Enjoying the Journey

I am not someone who finds 'the journey'  the easiest to deal with. I am impatient and I like to get to my destination!  Fast and without delay. So even though I LOVE to paint, I have a tendency to want the process to be over with so that I have the finished article in my hands and I can get on with the next project. But I have found with this new way of painting,  I am enjoying the actual process so much more! I don't seem to be stressing over the layout as much, and it is so refreshing to think that if I don't like an element in the painting-I can just go over it until I am happy with it -and  that is a big release for me!
I am also beginning to realise that it is ok for my journey not to look like other people's journeys. We all have different paths to travel and I don't have to copy the way that someone else does their life because I am me and they are not. Learning that it's not easy! But I am coming to the realization that I will be lead down the paths that are right for me, bringing me to the places I need to be and learning the things that I need to learn on the way.
And it is a great adventure, and I will travel to places I never knew as I trust that the One who leads me will be taking me at my pace and through the things I need to go through to bring me onwards. Impatience and fretting about the process just gets in the way of peace and trust! 
Easier said than done a lot of the time, I know, but it will be worth it!

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