Imagine in Heaven, God lovingly shows you His plan for your earthly life. You see footprints walking through each day. On many of the days, two sets of foot prints appear. You inquire: "Father, are those my footprints every day, and is the second set of prints when You joined me?"
He answers, "No My precious child. The consistant footprints are Mine. The second set of foorprints are when you joined ME."
"Where were you going Father?
"To the destiny I planned for you, hoping you'd follow."
"But Father, where are my fooprints all those times?"
"Sometimes you went back to look at old resentments and habits. Sometimes, you departed from My path and chose your own way instead. Other times, your footprints can even be seen on another person's path because you liked their plan better. At other times, you simply stopped becasue you would not let go of something you could not take with you."
"But even if I didn't walk with You every day, we ended up OK, didnt we?"
He holds you close and smiles, "Yes, child, we ended up OK. BUT, you see, OK was never what I had in mind for you."
"Father, what are those golden treasure boxes on certain days?"
"Blessings, My child, I had for you along the way. Those that are open are those you received. Those still closed were days you did not walk with Me."