Freedom In The Journey

Our layers are as good and nourished as the various things pouring into them. Encouragement from a dear friend is just that:

Remember YOU and your happiness. Sometimes we get so caught up in worrying about what everyone else thinks or is doing and forget or neglect our own desires, needs, and goals.Β 

Very true. There’s freedom in the journey. We only get one shot at this life – in work, in play, in love, in faith, in dreams, and in health. Our personal choices matter. Make them count. Everyone gets this opportunity to live these things out, but no one can live or choose what we must live and choose for ourselves. There’s no perfect timeline, solution, or playbook for many things. We may nod our heads knowing this to be true, but it often gets lived out differently. There’s guiding principles; a God who loves us, wants our burdens, and intercedes on our behalf; struggle and challenge; support systems and avenues; stumbling; incremental learning; discovery; adventure; risk-taking; vulnerability; and growth.Β 

May we remember and apply these concepts with how we are with ourselves and with others. And see the beauty in them. What might our lives and interactions look like if we embraced these ideas and let go of perfection, unrealistic expectations, and what is working against freedom in the journey?

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  1. Robinality | 2nd Jan 18

    Thank you for sharing Brittinni! I spent time this morning praying on this topic. I ask God to free me from anything that is hindering me from His purpose. I asked God for freedom, to break every chain. Thank you for reminding me of His promises. Happy New Year!

    • Brittinni Bailey | 3rd Jan 18

      Thanks for sharing! That’s a good prayer, Robin. Happy New Year to you, too! πŸ™‚

  2. Jackie Jacobs | 29th Dec 17

    God has me right where I am in my life. No not my timing but in his perfect timing. Through my trials of life He has me walk the journey that He has in place for me; and it continues. I ask myself what would I do without Him?

    • Brittinni Bailey | 30th Dec 17

      Thanks for sharing, Jackie! Absolutely, He knows all our steps and exactly what we need which will look different from person to person. Great question – Thankfully I’ve experienced and know the difference and can’t imagine my life without Him. πŸ™‚

  3. taraflorance | 28th Dec 17

    There is no freedom like being free from unrealistic expectations from ourselves and others. God doesn’t put more on us than we can bare.

    • Brittinni Bailey | 28th Dec 17

      Absolutely. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. πŸ™‚

  4. Tosin Moji | 28th Dec 17

    Short but powerful. I had to let go of being perfect years ago. It’s still a journey but I must say it has been freeing. Thank you for this sweet reminder.

    • Brittinni Bailey | 28th Dec 17

      Thanks for reading the post and sharing a tidbit of your experience. Glad for reminders and truths to help us along the way. πŸ™‚

  5. Donna Miller | 28th Dec 17

    So true! Each and every choice will leave a ‘layer’ or foundation for us. I hope to make the best choices I can for 2018, not out of perfection but out of love for myself and others!

    • Brittinni Bailey | 28th Dec 17

      Hi, Donna! Well captured. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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