Life as a Journeyer

Posted By on Mar 24, 2011 in The Life I Live | 8 comments


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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  • 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.