Tips for the Journey

While on her journey, Alyra learned a few lessons along the way. Here she shares some tips for other travelers as they undertake their own journey.

the path into the enchanted forest

Tip #1: Stay On The Road!
Do you have a goal in mind? Stick with that goal, friend. Don't follow rabbit trails, and don't be distracted by shiny objects or strawberries. You know what you want and how to get there. So, get on with it and stay the course.

Tip #2: Pack Lightly
Don't overburden yourself with a bunch of extra baggage you know isn't needed. Paul tells us in Hebrews 12 to throw off what hinders us and run our race. Besides, if you're on the right trek, provisions will be provided along the way. Trust me.

Tip #3:
Keep Your Friends Near- but don't let them steer you wrong.
Yeah, sometimes you'll travel alone. Don't despair, you will eventually find others heading in the same direction as you. Join up with them. Enjoy the company. When they stumble, be sure to help them back up and they'll do the same for you. However, when the time comes to part ways, be okay with that. Once a friend, always a friend when you allow it.

Tip #4: Don't Freak Out Over Obstacles
Hey, stuff happens. Life happens. You will come to roadblocks. You will face neck-breaking mountains. Stay Calm and ... I don't know, just don't freak. Okay?  Have you ever heard the Going on a Bear Hunt chant? We can't go over it, can't go under it... gotta go through it. Yes! Just suck it up and keep walking. Hear me on this: There. Will. Be. A. Way. Through.

Tip #5: Don't fall for shortcuts
Yes, the journey can become long and tedious. You start thinking you'll never reach your destination. Whatever you do, don't fool yourself into taking a sure-fire short cut. The path is laid out. You have to put in your time if you really want to find success. Honest. The short cuts, might seem like they'll get you there sooner, but the journey is meant to condition you, to get you ready for your life purpose. If you try to get ahead quicker, there's a good chance you'll miss out on an important lesson.

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