Life as a Journeyer

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I love to travel.

I come by it naturally, my parents passed along a serious case of wanderlust to me and my sister.

I love adventure. I love meeting people. I love seeing the world. I love experiencing different places and cultures. And I love trying exotic cuisines, unfamiliar restaurants.

I love the fresh perspective a trip brings. I love that when my travels are over I get to return to the best place of all, home. And I love that traveling is about soaking up life instead of simply getting it done.

Traveling brings out the best in me.

If only I LIVED more like I TRAVELED.

If only I put careful consideration into each of my companions.

If only I invested my time and my resources more selectively.

If only I relaxed, took deep breaths, savored each bite.

If only I concentrated on taking care of myself, getting adequate rest and exercise.

If only I focused on being present in the present, instead of worrying about the past and the future.

If only I sought out beauty, if I paused to smell the roses and watch the sun set.

If only I stepped out of my comfort zone and conquered my fears.

If only I ceased every opportunity to make a memory.

If only I spent less time making plans and more time trusting in the Lord to direct my path.

If only I remembered that this is not my home, that a beautiful Heaven beckons.

If only I realized that this life is not about the destination, but about the journey.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dog Molly, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve always loved this quote from C.S. Lewis: “Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.”

    Isn’t that the truth?! Enjoy your journey, Lindsey!

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      I love that Justin!

  • Mom

    Beautifully said, Lindsey. Love, Mom

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      Thanks Mom!

  • Wink Rush

    Truly God’s Words to trust and live by my friend.

  • http://www.jeremysconfessions.com Jeremy@confessionsofalegalist

    Trust is tough.

    I thought you might say, “If only I trusted God like I do the pilot and the 400 ton piece of metal that hurtles me at 500 mph 5 miles above the surface of the earth.”

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      I should have said that one. Trust is so tough.

  • Daniel Tomlinson

    Enjoy your posts. Thank you. I was also quoting this verse in my head today. Good things, good things.