Success is funny! It’s never a straight line. We’ve all seen the graph that shows success as a squiggly line that steadily goes up. You just don’t go smoothly from point A to Z. There are dips and mountains. There are even places where you feel you’re going to just hurdle down to the bottom and give up.
But I’ve discovered that success is like a series of many staircases. Some of the stairs go straight up and that’s fantastic! But then all of a sudden you find yourself on stairs that are going down and you have no idea what happened or how things changed. The secret to getting from the staircase that leads down to getting back to the staircase that leads up is faith.
When we are headed down it’s frustrating. We feel like a failure. We may even become depressed. Especially if we can’t even see where or how we can go back up again. When we can’t even see the stairs there in front of us we panic. That’s where faith comes in. We have to trust that even though we are headed down, there will be something that connects or leads us to that set of stairs leading back up. It may be a slight change in direction but it’s what’s ultimately best for us. Finding peace on the down staircase is challenging at best. But if you have faith you know that things are about to get way better!
This is true in life and in business. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, there will be trials. You will have to learn some things along the way and it won’t always be pretty or easy. You may have to spend some time heading down so you know better how to handle things as you climb. Have faith and trust that God knows where you are going and He has the perfect plan for you. He has built a complicated maze of staircases to mold you into the person you are meant to be. Just keep stepping.