The Road Trip

Shane —  October 10, 2011 — 14 Comments


Let’s say you are driving from Green Bay to San Francisco.  The majority of your journey you are not in San Francisco which is where you want to be.  This being the case, you still continue driving.  The thought of quitting and turning around doesn’t even exist.  You’re not going to say, “I’ve been trying and trying to get to San Francisco but I just can’t do it.  It’s too hard!”  As you drive, you see the progress you are making. You are getting farther from Green Bay and closer to San Francisco, so you don’t get discouraged or frustrated and want to give up.  You know it’s all part of the process of getting there.  Obviously there will be food, gas, and bathroom stops; probably even detours and road construction.  Hopefully there aren’t any vehicle problems, but sometimes that too is just part of the journey.  You know the destination and keep driving towards it.

Our life is like this too.  You will spend time where you don’t want to be, as you journey towards what you do want.  Challenges will come up that are part of the journey.  The important thing is to be clear on what you want and keep heading in that direction.

Life isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey.  
You will get there.  Remember to enjoy the journey along the way and HAVE FUN!

When challenges or problems (depending what you want to call them) come, do you see them as part of the journey and process or are they road blocks that stop you in your life?



14 responses to The Road Trip

  1. Shane & Mike –

    I love your site. I look forward to reading it.

    I believe I have been given the gift of joy – based on eternal hope and faith. Sometimes I wonder if my blessed upbringing created that gift, or perhaps unleashed it once God gave it to me. I can ponder that one…your thoughts are welcome.

    I am of the belief that our existence is merely a stage, and we are simply actors/actresses in the process of the play. The actual “tedium” of daily life is the significant part, not the bow at the end to the applause. This philosophy is not intended to belittle our existence, but to question the significance of the “outcome” – however one choses to define that. So, for me, the challenges require significant hope and patience, but will create for me something on the other side that will be character forming and/or life-changing.

    Can I leave you with my favorite scripture quote that speaks to me as a daily guide?

    Philippians 4:1-9

    4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

    Peace Out!

  2. I am so excited to hear what you Godly men have to write about! I never took the opportunity to know you very well during Sam Camp. Thankfully, through FB over the years I have gotten a good idea of what kind and compassionate human beings you are. Bless you both for taking on this blog and I look forward to reading more!

    • Hi Lee-Anne! Thanks for the blessing that you are to us and all those around you! The thing I remember most about you is your smile that lights up a room! Thank you for joining us on this journey and please let us know how we can best encourage and support you through these pages! Mike

  3. Amanda Sharp Fillweber October 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    It has been a true pleasure working with both of you in the Sam Camp room, personally and in business. ALL connections we have had have been fun, honest, loving, transactions. These two men are definitely ones that I would follow or go to for advice personally and business wise. They are risk-takers, out of the box thinkers and extremely compassionate leaders. Blessed to create for you guys. Love your logo!!

    • Amanda! I notice you didn’t use the word decisive! LOL. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement and your incredible patience as you walked us through designing the logo for this journey! It will serve us so well! Mike

    • Hi Miriam! Thank you!! So glad you joined us here! Please let us know what you would like to see here that will encourage and support you! Miss you! Mike

  4. Looking forward to following the two of you on this blog and reflecting on your insights. What a blessing you are!

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