Crazy Terrain

I'm not in the valley. 
I'm not on the mountain top. 
I'm navigating some crazy terrain.
Unfamiliar terrain; a place I've never been. 

I'm going somewhere different. 
Somewhere new.
A place God knew I'd be one day. 
I'm headed to a place that I've been led to by my deepest prayers. 
Lord, I want to know You. 
Intimately. Passionately. Like I've never known you before.
He said, "Ok."

Had I known where that prayer would take me, there's a slight chance that I would not have prayed it. 
That's me talking while getting cut up & bruised on this rocky, unfamiliar terrain. 
But, I've been made privy to a glimpse of the destination!
Even so, I trust the One who's guiding me.
Therefore, although this part of the journey is tougher than I could have ever imagined, I would pray that prayer again in a heartbeat.

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored.
When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth.I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3:12-21