http://essexprintstudio.co.uk/author/contadino/ I found this photo over at RagamuffinSoul.com and was inspired by Carlos’ words. This photo was taken at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Blind Brazilian runner Terezinha Guilhermina and her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana are crossing the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women’s 100m T11 final. In this photo, she isn’t aware that she won yet, but her guide is erupting in celebration.
amatorially As a leader, creative, and fellow traveller, this photo captures the journey quite well. Even in moments of confidence and boldness, there is always a sense of the unknown. What am I doing? Where is all this going? It can often feel like I’m running blind.
On most days, I am walking around in a dark room feeling the wall for a light switch. I’m the one climbing down the ladder with my foot searching around for the next rung to stand on.
We put undo pressure on ourselves to make people think we have everything together. Like we know what we are doing. Sometimes we do, but probably not as often as say we do.
All of this makes me grateful that we have not been left alone. We have a Guide, a Counselor, an Advocate, and a Leader who can see everything clearly. And He leads us not with a “I wish you would just get it” attitude, but with a smile on His face. He takes us by the hand and directs us in joyful expectation.
Most days, it’s hard to tell if I’m “winning” or if I’m even on the right track. But I take comfort in knowing that all things hold together in Christ. Every step I take towards Him is met with a divine eruption of celebration.
This God is worthy of my worship and my deepest adoration.
Another year is over and I am in good hands.