The image of a stagecoach from the Old West is a metaphor for a journey of faith. The term “stagecoach” is a coach that carried passengers in staged stops along a planned route of travel. At the various stage stops, passengers would exit the coach to rest and be refreshed, and a new team of horses was set in place to continue the journey. Without these planned stops, the journey could not be endured and completed.
Some of you had been pushing forward and marking off the miles of your mission and vision for your life. Now all of a sudden, everything has stopped. You are beginning to allow thoughts of failure to enter your mind. What has really happened is the Lord has decided that a particular stage in your journey has finished and it is time to rest and become refreshed before the next stage begins.
You are not the one driving the team of your life. The Lord is the one at the reins and He is the one who has planned this stop. This is not the end of the line, only a stop along the way to ensure your wellbeing and make you ready for the next stage of your journey.
Those who are driven by the whip of the human will never understand why you are taking this time to rest. To them, it seems like an unnecessary delay. To those who know the purpose of emotional and physical rest, it is seen as a critical stop along the way.