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The Watered Soul: Traveling Shoes

Dec 31, 2010

Traveling Shoes

On_the_sand_EF_3723Ever since I read Ellie’s post on a reverb prompt regarding travel, I have found myself pondering about the places I have travelled during the course of 2010. Not so much the physical places, although I did do a bit of that too. Thefreedictionary.com defines travel as to go from one place to another, as on a trip; journey or to advance or proceed.

As I reflect back over the year, I can see where I stopped along so many places. I spent some time wondering through desert lands, where I seen no evidence of God’s presence or picture of His plan unfolding. I crotched along the sea of complaints and sometimes I settled amidst places of comfort rather than forging ahead courageously. There were times that tears seem to be my drink of choice.

I walked through dark days but I learned how to allow the light within to lead the way. The bands of fear that kept me immobile were loosen. Along this year’s journey I’ve battled the blahs, insecurity, doubt, and weariness.  With shaking knees and trembling voice, I confronted fear and completed the assignment God gave me for the year.

I still live in the same city and in the same house. Work at the same job and attend the same church. A part of the same family. But I’m not in the same place I was at the beginning of the year. For all of the hills and valleys I traveled thorough were needful for me.

Lord as I stand on the brink of the close of 2010, I say thank you. The journey has not always been fun or easy but you have remained at my side. I don’t know what 2011 will bring but I place my hand in yours trusting that you’ll lead and guide me through.

Wishing you safe travels & Happy New Year!

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22 Comments:

At December 31, 2010 at 7:12 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy New Year Wanda I have enjoyed your post this past year and look forward to what you have to write next year.

Yvonne.

 
At December 31, 2010 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Wanda said...

Same to you Yvonne, can't imagine what you'll pull of your poetry bag in 2011.

 
At December 31, 2010 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Chelle said...

Amen, beautifully said. Be blessed, and may your traveling shoes be well worn and filled with blessings as you journey into 2011!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Just lovely, Wanda. Happy New Year, my friend.

 
At December 31, 2010 at 10:50 AM , Blogger a sojourner said...

your last paragraph said could easily echo my own sentiments. i count you and others that i met during the A to Z challenge as blessings from our Father. i hope/pray that He blesses you beyond expectations in o-11. happy new year, Wanda!!!

bud

 
At December 31, 2010 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Alida said...

May you be blessed with Joy in the coming year no matter where the 'travels' of life take you!

Alida

 
At December 31, 2010 at 11:54 AM , Anonymous Audrey said...

May God continue to lead you on this adventurous journey we call life, and may His joy always be your strength!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Stuff could always be worse said...

Amen! I do look forward to seeing next year!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 9:04 PM , Blogger Sharon Kirby said...

Perfect sentiments to start a new year! I also reflect on where God has taken me this year, and how He has led me every step of the way! As you said - "I'm not in the same place I was at the beginning of the year."

I'm glad for our friendship - and I look forward to the many things that God is going to do as we share our journeys in 2011.

GOD BLESS!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 9:24 PM , OpenID wisdomvirtueandrubies said...

Wanda, I'm sure so many can relate to the words of this post. When I think about where I've been in 2010, I would probably need all 365 days of 2011 to tell the story. Meeting you in "blogland" has certainly been one of the high points of this year. I thank God for your sweet spirit and the timely words from your posts each week. I pray that, with great courage and boldness, you submit yourself to a new level of glory in 2011. I'm looking forward to the journey. God bless you!

 
At December 31, 2010 at 9:24 PM , OpenID wisdomvirtueandrubies said...

Wanda, I'm sure so many can relate to the words of this post. When I think about where I've been in 2010, I would probably need all 365 days of 2011 to tell the story. Meeting you in "blogland" has certainly been one of the high points of this year. I thank God for your sweet spirit and the timely words from your posts each week. I pray that, with great courage and boldness, you submit yourself to a new level of glory in 2011. I'm looking forward to the journey. God bless you!

 
At January 1, 2011 at 4:23 AM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Wanda, wonderfully and beautifully said. You have been an inspiration for me through out this past year. Blessings to you and Happy New Year!

 
At January 1, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Bernadine said...

Beautiful post Wanda. It's so awesome that during the difficult times in 2010 He never left our sides

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to reading more of your inspiring blog this year.

 
At January 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM , Blogger LisaShaw said...

Wanda, with the exception of a few differences in what we do I felt like I wrote this post :) You hit my thoughts on the head perfectly.

Thank you for sharing dear one and Wanda, I'm truly thankful the LORD allowed us to connect online. I look forward to sharing the LORD on our blogs in 2011.

P.S. I will mail your Bible Study this week. I appreciate your patience.

 
At January 1, 2011 at 11:50 PM , Blogger Ellen aka Ella said...

I love your voice and your wisdom!
You know we all have to find ourselves through these hills n' valleys! I hear your voice loud and clear! I look forward to seeing what the New Year brings you! I hope you
are surrounded with happiness!xXx

 
At January 2, 2011 at 2:06 PM , Blogger Judy said...

Hi Wanda!

Happy New Year! 2010 was a pretty good year for me. I can relate to your journey. I'm looking forward to what God is going to do in my life and in the lives of those I'm praying for, which I write about in my new blog post. I am now a follower of your blog. I invite you to follow mine at http://virtuouswomanministry.blogspot.com where I write devotionals and http://judysphotogallery.blogspot.com where I share only my photography.

Blessings,
Judy

 
At January 2, 2011 at 4:49 PM , Blogger Karen said...

This was a great post. I will have to give this some thought. Many changes for me this year.

 
At January 3, 2011 at 7:49 AM , Blogger Ann said...

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At January 3, 2011 at 7:51 AM , Blogger Wanda said...

Thank you all for the beautiful words of encouragement and your support & friendship throughout the year. I'm looking forward to forging ahead in new frontiers with each of you. God bless & keep you.

 
At January 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

For all of this, Lord, I give You praise.

 
At January 6, 2011 at 6:11 AM , Anonymous Boonchai said...

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