February 18, 2018

Not a Linear Journey

Following God and His plan for your life is not a linear journey. 

There is not a direct path from Point A to Point B. Faith doesn’t take us on a predictable journey but a journey that is so mysterious it cannot be explained.

Sometimes it seems that the deeper our faith grows the more challenges we encounter that leave us with more questions than answers. 

Following God and the life of faith is not a long bullet point list of goals. 

It is a wide-eyed buckle your seat belt and get ready for the ride of your life journey. It is a wondrous adventure filled with awe and wonder that God would choose to work in your life in the most inexplicable manner imaginable.

God appears to derive great delight in working outside the boundaries of conventional methods. He wants His glory to be evident in works that we could never accomplish on our own. He lines up events that defy explanation and leave us exclaiming “Only God could do this!”

While He knows exactly what He is doing, we often find ourselves frustrated with uncertainty for what He hasn’t yet revealed. He asks us to wait and trust and keep doing what we know to do as we continue to follow Him along this path we call our lives.

There will be disappointments we must endure as we know in our finite hearts that we cannot see the big picture that God sees. But when we keep our eyes on Him and strive to move forward in our faith and on our journey, I believe we will see unfolding events that slowly reveal the plans He has for us. 

Are you ready for this unknown non-linear journey God has prepared for you?

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

UPDATE: For details on my book that is coming out this fall, see the Book News page on my homepage. This will tell you about the themes of the devotions in First Breath of Morning - A 90 Day Devotional.