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Being Here, Wanting to Get There!

This "want" happens to me every day and many times more than once! In this photo, I was by the river at the bottom of the valley and wanting to get to Machu Picchu, which was 7 miles away and 2,000 feet higher through the jungle.

Because I knew the "destination" was where many people wanted to be and a serious challenge to get there, I allowed my focus to be taken away from the perfect, beautiful place where I was!

All along the the 6.5 hour journey covering 7 miles, I was distracted by my decision to tackle such a difficult/tiring trip. The jungle was dangerous with possible physical accidents that could be life threatening! The jungle was also unbelievable with beauty and ancient cultural achievements.

I allowed the physical dangers and tiring altitude climbs to distract me from realizing that I had nowhere to be other than "right here!" I also allowed my fears to blind me to Psalm 46:10 that says "Be still and know that I am God." With this thought I could have told myself to "Stop being afraid and enjoy the journey! Stop fighting the mountain and the well designed path."

What about you?

What path have you chosen?

Are you enjoying the "walk" or are you fearful about achieving the destination?

The "walk" is a cool place to be!

How can you be still and know that God provides?

I missed much of the journey while focusing on my fears!

What do you want and what price are you willing to pay?