Today, I walked. Not because I wanted to exercise, not because I wanted to take in some of the outdoors, not because I even wanted to, but today, I walked because I needed too. I walked toward a future of change. I walked toward a commUNITY wanting to develop itself into something better. I walked toward a brighter tomorrow.
For years the commUNITY of Neply has tried to work on different ways to develop itself. There have been so many days of praying, planning, failing and trying again, but today I walked toward an answered prayer!
About a month ago I was asked to officially be on the “Committee of Neply.” This is a group of people who represent the entire village and consists of 7 men and 3 women. I was honored to be asked by fellow members of this commUNITY to join alongside them and have a voice in the future of Neply. My mind and my heart aligned in this decision and I felt The Holy Spirit opening an opportunity I didn’t need to let pass.
Since joining the committee, about 3 weeks ago, we have had several meetings. Meetings discussing future projects we would like to see happen here in our commUNITY. We strategized, collaborated, prioritized and planned. When it was all said and done, we decided opening new roads throughout Neply was the prime place to start. The new roads would open doors to so many opportunities for future commerce, businesses and far more than our minds could even imagine. I must admit, I left each meeting encouraged but I also left each meeting with doubt, a feeling that we had made enormous plans but we were up against so many obstacles. The obstacles of the country as a whole, the Coronavirus, the rising prices of goods throughout the country, and I could go on and on. But every night when I prayed, I kept feeling The Spirit inside of me nudging me, reminding me of this...
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9
So I should not have been so surprised when the Committee of Neply said we had been able to get everything in place to proceed. The machines would be coming on Saturday and we would begin preparing the roads.
We walked every path the machines would be traveling. We prayed down every path for the future of what the opening of these roads would mean. I walked until sweat was rolling off of my eye lids, dripping down my nose and dropping onto the dusty path, leaving what I felt was “trail of tears.” But with each step, my mind asked me “Is this finally going to happen, am I finally going to see something I have prayed over for so long come to past?” Something I have seen with my eyes closed, now I will see with my eyes opened? With each step my heart beat a little faster, my legs grew a little more tired but my spirit grew more content as I walked these paths.
Today, I walked toward a purpose, toward a future, toward a difference and I am so glad I did!
Don’t stop believing. It will come to past in His timing. Keep walking, keep praying, keep believing. Because when it is time for it to be revealed, the path will be a glorious site of exactly what His plan entails.
What are you walking toward?
Missy Wilson, CoFounder of myLIFEspeaks