I am thankful for the mountain tops of success and abundance, but I’ve also grown to like the valleys somewhat. They are the necessary journey that prepares us for the tops. They strengthen us and protect us because the valley not only shows us where we are, but where those around us are as well.
(The image above is from July 2017 from our trip to Alaska on our Follow Your Dreams Tour | Joseph James)
Janiece and I have walked in abundance and lack in seasons of our life over the years. It’s amazing that those who support you and don’t in each season. Paul, in Philippians 4:10-14, shows that he found sufficiency in Christ regardless in which situation he was, yet many, and most of these in Christendom, would have us believe that if we aren’t successful in their eyes, we must be doing something wrong. Yet, every work I’ve seen that has lasting effect starts from a humble place. Many, even in the world, lost everything before gaining what they have now, called success.