It All Adds Up…
In our walk through life we often feel like there are moves that we make that are positive steps forward…and then there are the occasional setbacks, or steps backward. The thought crossed my mind earlier that when you have faith in God, there is no such thing as a setback, steps backward in life, or subtraction of our forward progress.
In all things positive and adverse, God moves us forward towards a proper destination. Hence “our steps are ordered“. The “bad” in life is what often teaches us the most, utilizes our muscles of faith, and brings out our inner-most strength. Come to think about it, us Black folks shined the most in the past when we were in our most adverse times. Slavery, no equal rights, racism, and all kinds of other oppression set the stage for Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr., Harriett Tubman, Marcus Garvey, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and many others.
Today our struggles are different and subjectively better or less adverse, but opinion and statistics suggest we have less and shine not quite as brightly. I’m not trying to knock anybody but rather simply taking notice that in the experiences of life, it all adds up and serves purpose in the days that follow.
Each day’s sum will always be greater than the day prior. Perhaps take this day and truly appreciate how God has utilized ALL in our lives good and bad to prepare us for the present and provide strategy for the future.
No steps back… No subtraction… Just addition and steps forward…even if they’re just baby steps