Monday, May 23, 2011

"The Journey"

This months topic for Christian Writer's blog chain is journey.

I've chosen to write about how my journey of life began 50 years ago. On May 23rd 1961 I was adopted.
My path was changed, but not forever. It only took a detour.

I've been on many journeys since then, journeys filled with u-turns, one way streets and potholes...
But my many journeys have led me to where I am today, without them I could not have found myself.

A life journey is a quest, it's a blessing. It's where you find yourself. It's where you discover who you really are.
It's where you meet God. It's where you meet good and evil.
Where you choose to go on your journey in life is most often where you'll end up. I chose many paths that led
to nowhere, but I soon realized I needed to get back on the road to where God wanted me.

My journey is far from over. I still stumble over roadblocks, but I now know how to  go around the obstacles  that stand in my way.

Be sure to check out the other blog chain writer's to the left.

19 comments:

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Your words ring true, especially the U-turns and blind alleys. Thankfully our compassionate God lures us back to the right path, as long as we listen and respond.

lynnmosher said...

LOL Forgive me, Debra! I am sitting here laughing because the story I wrote, which goes up tonight, is so similar to yours, even using some of the same words. I'm so glad God gave you a family, especially bringing you into His family. Blessings!

Tracy Krauss said...

One thing I like about the 'journey' analogy is the fact that the journey itself, rather than the arrival, is what really matters. Thanks for sharing this personal glimpse into your life.

Jan Christiansen said...

One thing that has struck me as I read these journey posts is that it's the steps I take TODAY that are important...not yesterday's or tomorrow's steps, today's steps.

Thanks for sharing your journey!

Keena said...

thank God for U-turns!!!!

Sheila said...

Debra,
This made me want to know more. How old were you when you were adopted? You say your path was changed, but you only took a detour. What do you mean by that?

Inquiring minds want to know. :)

TraciB said...

Good thoughts, Debra, and I'm with Sheila - details, please. :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I knew back then the good and true advice you wrote, Debra, but then I wouldn't be who I am today, now would I!!?? I Do know is that I am so grateful to God for finding me on my journey, and adopting me as HIS precious daughter!

Thanks for the sweet and encouraging words.

fromcarolsquill said...

Oh, I love the entire way you related life to pot holes and U-turns! Fortunately God provides us with a map. Thanks for the thoughts. hmmm...when I previewed this my google account calls me anonymous...Carol Peterson (fromcarolsquill)

E G Lewis said...

You are so right about the twists and turns of life. My parents adopted a four-year-old girl about 18 months before I was born. As an adult she managed to locate her birth family with my mother's help. Though we were never close - mostly due to the age difference - we stayed in touch until she passed away. I'm still in touch with her children.

Adam Collings said...

I like the way you describe our life's journey as being a quest. That's a cool way to look at it, and really makes me think.

Deborah McCarragher said...

Yes - life is a journey with unexpected twists and turns, but thank God our heavenly Father guides us with His eye upon us. We are often tempted to look around the corner to see what is coming next, but then our journey wouldn't be as exciting as it is! Going with God is an adventure - as was said in another response - it's all about the journey - not the destination, Amen?

Connie Arnold said...

Nice post, Debra! Life certainly is a journey, and there are always obstacles and, as you say, potholes, one-way streets and u-turns. How wonderful that we can turn to God for guidance and help around those stumbling blocks in our path!

Sarah said...

Great post, Debra! Life truly is a journey. Every day a new path, another choice of roads. So thankful we share it with Christ! :)

breathedeeply.org said...

Every day, every moment another step along the journey. What hope that we are never left to journey alone! And that we always have a chance to turn back and start again, anew, forgiven.

TheWriteChris said...

Each step in our life's journey can change us even if at first it just seems insignificant. Thanks for your thoughts!

Veneers West Hollywood said...

I am adopted, too. And I was even born on a bathroom floor. I stumble across a lot of roadblocks and misfortunes, but I have to keep reminding myself that I am very fortunate to even have a chance to experience it at all.

Abby

Nona King said...

:) So true. The one thing to know about a journey is that it is a great mystery. How we handle ourselves before and after a lesson confesses our character.

~Nona

chris vonada said...

good one Debra, we don't know where tomorrow will lead us but we do know with confidence that He will be there with us :)

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