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Mile Markers and Milestones

Updated on July 22, 2022
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Our life stages are unique, Kathy enjoys sharing her thoughts and stages through her writing and looks forward to learning about yours.

The Road of Surrender

Another Day

I awoke early to a blaring alarm clock, so maybe it wasn’t yelling, and I didn’t want to give any attention to it. Perhaps it was because my physical and emotional self was in synced for the first time in a while. I was restful, but I had to start the day, and this day for me was a milestone day.


We are creatures of habit with most things; in life, we prefer to go from point A to point B.

An excellent example of this truth is the mile markers on our roadways. Each one represents where we came from and where we’re heading. One can always revisit a particular point and connect it to the memories that accompany it. We can learn the mapping and follow it without paying attention to those markers once we have traveled the road a few times. After the map imprints within our brain, you can call it up by memory, and the feelings of uncertainty or concerns about getting or being lost dissipate. There is a comfort that comes once a road becomes familiar.


We place expectations on ourselves, and others do the same. We often assume we will know how to react to the road turns without glancing at the map. Another issue arises when expectations of milestones in life don’t live up to the reality of the situation. How often do we jump into something without the proper preparation? We sometimes become so stuck in where we’re going that we again lose the emphasis and importance of its meaning.

Is He Included?

Milestones are so crucial to all of us. We dream about them and imagine ourselves experiencing each one. When have we not reached a particular happening, we sometimes get carried away with our vision of how it will be? How will I be when I get there? When will it be? It seems we are always looking ahead to the future.

We are wondering about the next significant milestone. We have mixed emotions as they approach and often lose sight of the event's true meaning in spiritual truth. All the circumstances we map out before planning to be a part of them. Each mile marker is to get us to our destination. Why do we not recognize our creator has pre-set our milestones?

Are we so full of excitement or anxiety we forget to place God on our guest list? We neglect to give Him a seat in our car or a ticket for the plane. Often we move Him to the side and leave Him out of our conversations. Do we forget He has charted our way, and He is our map?

Milestones and Relationship

Our relationship with Christ is like the milestones and mappings of our life. Once we have been down the path and met the marker or event, the uncertainty leaves. The lost feeling is no longer; things become safe and familiar to recall.

God’s love and word are like those mile markers and milestones. His teachings remind us of where we have been and are going. We can lose sight of our path and slip off course; however, our way is bright as long as we follow the markers to glorify Him.

He allows the experience of our milestones. The same anxieties or excitement surrounding each event create a memory and a stepping-stone for our growth. What good is it to prepare for the birth of a child and then not be as excited with the opportunity to raise them? Should one not go through every hill and valley with the same zeal and anticipation of a little bundle? What good comes from being so excited to graduate in life and then not using the skills that gained your specific knowledge?

Why would a marriage be vital if it is about the party and the big day and not the commitment to a Christ-centered walk, perfecting one another for Him and His Kingdom? Why would we even take one step on the map of life here on earth without calling on Him first for direction?

My Latest Milestone and My interpretation

My latest milestone was one I did not look forward to; I could not imagine it or prepare for it. It was one I didn’t want to celebrate. It was my two-hundredth treatment for a strange disease that left me bewildered. As disappointment set in for the need for medicine and regular hospital visits to maintain my current road map, the spiritual healing and anticipation of the blessings of each day is a gift and celebration.

Somebody may not predict all milestones. Yet they are a blessing when seen for their purpose in God's plan. The wisdom He gives to those that intervene in our destiny is our motivation to move from point A to point B. He allows a continued course toward our final destination with Him.

Grateful for every milestone met along the way, I am blessed, blessed to persevere, and learn from the real example of Christ. Blessed to know my Father in heaven has allowed every circumstance and will use it. He brings me to every mile marker and will enable me to pass each one along the way. I am closer today to understanding the road map and each mile marker. Because of bumps in the road, I have sought solace in Christ and His perfect word as my road map.

I’m not a fan of a pity party; I may have thought of it in years past, perhaps after my fiftieth treatment. Now, however, I see my life as a testimony of His grace. “I am here” is a sampling of His grace. Having survived the mile markers on the road I travel is a miracle, many times over. I need my testimony with pure admiration for the power of God.

After each moment of instability in our lives, He is there. Many times He is so close we want His hand to pull us closer. However, it is not for our purpose. He allows in passing a mile marker or the experience of a milestone. It is not about our discovery!

God’s Timing

He will decide the last milestone for each of us when we return to our heavenly home. Be excited about the revealed knowledge He has given upon your course. Be keen to serve. He sees fit and is eager to share His roadmap with all who desire to explore the same road trip toward heaven.

When Christ came, He could have lived like a lavish King. He could have neglected any concern with our future. Jesus could have rebelled, taking a fork in the path and abandoning God’s will for His life.

He did none of those things. He lived His life in complete obedience to His Father. He had emotion and anger and even wished His cup away, but He surrendered all to the pure will of His Father.

In Conclusion

When we bond to the word of God and experience worship together, we are ignited and set on fire for the joy of living a life full of the Holy Spirit. I pray we continue to seek Him as we pass the mile markers and that we remember His map and recall His clear direction bringing others to Him. I pray that we unite in the living of a selfless life in surrender to His path above all desires. I pray we take the road following the markers He has set by spilling His blood for our sins. I pray that as the Body of Christ, His Church, we hold one another to His map, and in the darkness shines a light so bright that all can find their way!


Roman 5:3-5

Isaiah 42:16

Matthew 5:16

2 Thessalonians1: 3-11

Peace in your stages


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