It’s Not Always a Hop, Skip, and a Jump

You are beautiful.
Don’t look around or behind you. I’m talking to you.
Yes. You.
You’re beautiful.
You’re a work in
progress. Can’t see it? 
You, the one who
wonders if your dreams will ever come to pass.
You, the one who
teeters on the edge of tossing in the towel because your passion might be too
big after all.
You, who’s been told
“no” more times than you’ve ever been told “yes.”
You, who feels
unworthy for such big dreams, ministry, a family, a nice home, a great job,
children, extras.
You, who feels
abandoned by loved ones. By God.
You, who can’t make
sense of what’s going on in your life, why circumstances are bleak and painful.
You, who rolls into
a fetal position at night and cries so your husband doesn’t ask you what’s
wrong. You, who can’t admit the truth.
You, who longs to be
so much more for God but can’t get out of the rut you’re in.
You are a dot to
dot. Not a puzzle piece. Your life may be a mystery to you. But it is not
puzzle to God.
He knows where you
begin. He knows where you end.
“Your ears
shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in
it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the
left.” Isaiah 30:21
It may look like a
mess at times. Dot to dots can be tricky. One step to the  next may be a short skip.
And sometimes it’s a
long stretch to the next point. But each one is necessary.
Necessary to create
the beautiful picture called YOU.
You don’t see it all
right now. You’re going from glory to glory gazing into a dim mirror.
When the steps are
completed–in the proper order–you will see in full.
But know with each
stretch, no matter what.
You are beautiful.
God isn’t finished
with you yet.
He’ll get you to
each dot.
You’re made in His image. And that makes you…
 “For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you, says the Lord,
thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11

Do you feel like a dot to dot or a puzzle and why?


13 thoughts on “It’s Not Always a Hop, Skip, and a Jump

  1. What a powerful & needed post! Thank you, Jessica. Got through.

  2. Aw, so beautiful. Just like YOU.

  3. Man, oh, man, how I needed this today! My life is definitely a dot-to-dot, and some days the dots are further apart than others!

  4. 🙂

  5. WOW what a GREAT post!!! all I can say is dot dot dot……………………………………….

  6. What an uplifting post today! You are beautiful, Jess. Inside and out. Hugs!

  7. This is so beautiful, Jess. And I have to echo, Donna…you are beautiful, inside and out. Thanks for sharing that beauty with all of us through your words! 🙂

  8. Love this. Bless you for a timely word, Jessica.

  9. Thanks for this word today, Jess! Loving the way he equipped you as an encourager. Keep going for Him!! God bless~

  10. This was the best, Jesse.Just what I needed. Thanks!

  11. Awesome Jesse, thank you!

  12. This is one of my favorite posts! I needed it. 🙂 Thank you.

  13. Thank you. From glory to glory, He's connecting the dots and revealing His plan for my life. Beautiful.


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