Breakthrough Has Come
115 days ago I set out on my first ever 40 day faith walk. At that time, I was emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted. I had never felt more helpless in my life. I didn’t know if my situation could improve. I didn’t know if I might have to step away from being a pastor. Especially since my nervous system just kept breaking down.
Led by God I got away from everything and took a 40 day sabbatical from all ministry. I fasted from all social media for 80 days. I sought God with all my heart the past one hundred and fifteen days. The goal was to find renewed strength in my heart, mind, and body. I could only hope that God would give me back my recovery momentum. I could only hope that God would set me free from feeling helpless and hopeless.
Before I started this journey I was bound in every direction physically, financially, and spiritually. I was only walking a few miles per week. However, after 115 days of faithfulness that all has changed. I’ve now walked 578 miles in just 115 days. I’ve averaged walking over 5 miles per day with a cane. My heart and mind are twice as strong as they were prior to this leap of faith. God has turned my finances completely around. I’ve been set free from some things that have kept me bound for quite some time.
I’ve experienced major breakthrough in this short, but beyond tough journey. It has taken everything I’ve had to give. My faith has been tested from top to bottom. God has lifted my spirits, increased my resolve, and put my feet on solid ground. Yes, I still have so much further to go in my recovery. But, I feel renewed and refocused in every way possible.
“To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.” (Psalm 18:25)