Beyond Borders

courage. faith. action.

The Path Before Me

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The path. It stretches before me, behind me. So familiar and unrecognizable all at once. This path is not the one I dreamed of, yet this path was chosen especially for me. It is long and rocky and sometimes downright scary.

There are days I long for a new path, I beg for one. I think to myself, Yes, I could easily just chase down a side trail. Right there in that thought, he waits for me. The enemy. He taunts. He lies. He fills my thoughts. His voice echoes loud in my head…God has abandoned you.

But if I lean in and listen close I hear the whisper. The breath of God saying I will never leave you or forsake you. Take heart, I have overcome this world, and I will set your path straight. Just remain in Me. This path I have chosen for you, it seems long and rocky and scary, but I chose it especially for you. I have given you all you need to travel it. And this path? It is the only path that leads home.

So I press on to the upward goal…


This post is linked up to the gypsymamas Five Minute Friday. Here is how it goes…

When last did you write for fun?

Not to impress anyone, not for blog hits or comments or Pinterest pins?

When last did you just write?

On Fridays over here a group of people who love to go all out buck wild for the fun of the written word gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking

2. Link back here and invite others to join in.

3. Please visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments.

Author: Shelly Richardson

A stay at home mom, married to my best friend, who loves like Jesus. Together we have four beautiful daughters. One biological, one adopted and two by way of marriage. Our 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome when she was 6 years old and our youngest was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old. I have dealt with chronic illness most of my life and at times has been debilitating. It is through this illness and the special needs of our children that drew us closer to God. Beyond Borders is the place where I write out my story of living beyond my borders. A place to share of God’s love and grace, His mercy and sovereignty, and what that looks like in my own little world of chronic illness and autism. A place where courage and faith intersect and He moves me to action. My hope in writing is that you find something that inspires you. Encourages you. Makes you smile.

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