Aftermath of our Path

It is Friday… It is Friday… It is Friday, Hey, Hey, Hey, HEY! <Feel free to sing this outloud to the same tune from Little Rascal Buckwheat’s rendition of “I got Two pickles.

It IS Friday and that can only mean one thing– It’s time for our weekly Friday Flash Mob, writing style.

Here’s the deal: Each Friday, I link up with The Gypsy Mama. She gives us a prompt. Then we write. Unscripted. Unedited. For five minutes flat.

Too easy right? Well then, let’s get to cracking.

Todays prompt: Path

Ready? GO!

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The bags are packed. My water bottle is full. Pup is leashed up. It’s go time.

We are out to discover a new running path. We begin our walk/jog/hike in a beautiful spot. Trees surround us. Birds whistle cheerfully. The sun gently warms our neck. It’s gonna be a good day.

Off we go. This is awesome! Trotting along, I sing quietly to myself. I talk to the pup. Our new path curves a bit.

HOLY CANNOLI. That’s a big freaking hill. Um, that wasn’t in the plans.

Meh, it’s just one hill. We can do it. We trudge on. The sun is getting warmer. Beads of sweat form on my brow. My calves are screaming. We get to the top. And there in the distance, is another beast of a hill. Ugggg…

Walking on our chosen path isn’t always easy– both literally and figuratively. When Jesus called us to follow Him, He didn’t say it would be easy. But He said it would be worth it.

Our paths are going to be filled with hills, curves, broken areas, bridges that have gone out, detours, sweat and maybe even a snake or two.

But we must keep walking. One foot in front of the other, following after Christ. Because after all… Our path, no matter how hilly or sweaty or snake-infested, has a heavenly destination.

Tie on your tennis shoes, bring your water… Because the aftermath of our path is heavenly.

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Know what I love more than  Friday flash mob writing? Your feedback. I would love to hear about the current path you are on… Are you facing a hill? What’s around your next bend? What keeps you motivated to press onward to reach that glorious path-walking aftermath? Please leave your comments below!

And now… I must get started on my path for today! Many blessings to you… and as always, if you have any prayer requests, leave a comment, send a message to 7 Days Time Facebook page or email me at sharita{dot}knobloch{at}gmail{dot}com.

Following After Christ,
SGK

“Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way.” ~Psalm 16:11

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10 thoughts on “Aftermath of our Path

  1. As I got to your first hill, I thought, this is like when I commit myself to more than I should have. Then reading on, I saw how, yes, it is a picture of following Him: “Our paths are going to be filled with hills, curves, broken areas, bridges that have gone out, detours, sweat and maybe even a snake or two.” And you said the words I was thinking as I pondered “path”: “one foot in front of the other.” That’s what it really boils down to, that and considering the “aftermath” awaiting!

    • Thank you so much for the comment, Sylvia! And yes, those hills, sweat dripping in our eyes and burning calves can really distract us from marching onward to our heavenly goal. Blessings to you, girl!

  2. Momma Lex

    I have found when the path is treacherous and difficult, if I keep my eyes on the finish line God will put people in my life who can encourage and cheer and pray me on. Sometimes the view around the corner or at the top of the hill is so spectacular or because of what I’ve gone through God blesses me above what I deserve it makes it all worth it. I can’t wait to get around that “last” curve and see Heaven. That will be aaaammmaaazzing!!! Thanks for the reminder to not give up despite the sweat, tears and snakes. Love you.

    • Praise the Lord for the Jesus cheerleaders in our life to help us on our path– And I am so thankful that YOU are one of our greatest cheerleaders. You are the bestest. Love you!

  3. So often we start out on a chosen path thinking that it will be easy, a piece of cake, and learn that not all things are easy. That is when relying on God does make the experience a little easier to bear!

    • Colline, I just want you to know that I appreciate your comments each and every time you stop by my blog. You are so encouraging! And yes, we are so fortunate we don’t have to walk the path on our own! 🙂

  4. You’re right..our path may not be easy but He is always with us. It promises to be full of adventure: that’s for sure!!

    • Amen to that, Shanda! Not easy, but a pretty sweet Jesus adventure!

      PS: I’ve been praying for ya.

  5. Oh, those hills! Loved this piece.

    • Thanks Claire… Those hills getcha every time– but once we get to the top, we get to run down the other side! (My favorite parts!)

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