My life has been a journey, just like yours. I have lived many places I do not call “home.” But there is a comfort in the fact that God’s people have always been sojourners. To SOJOURN means to dwell or reside for a time as a stranger.
Sojourning is about being in the middle of the journey—not being in the process of leaving home or coming home—but abiding where God has placed you. Christians are sojourners because “our citizenship is in heaven” (Philippians 3:20).
Joy is found in drawing near to Him, regardless of the circumstance. Yet often I look to my circumstances for peace instead of fixing my eyes on the Prince of Peace. How quickly we forget our Maker…He has purpose in each circumstance and in our sojourning. He has laid out the path for our journey.
We are all like the old vinyl records. Remember the look and the feel of one of those in your hands? These walkabouts that He takes us on, the lessons He teaching us (again and again), they are becoming ingrained in us. This is how He gives us our own unique song. Until we know that song, until it is imprinted on our hearts, and even after, He sings it over us (Zeph 3:17).