“I don’t know where God will take him. But I do know that God will lead us if we just do the next right thing.” I heard myself speaking and wanted to laugh. How many times I heard that exact advice when I was a young adult I couldn’t begin to count.
The amount of angst I suffered in my high school and college years trying to find God’s will was considerable. My mother, my father, my pastors, and multiple speakers gave me that exact piece of advice...and I didn’t want to hear it. I thought for sure that they were missing something, that there was some way to push God to go faster. It took me about two decades to figure out – there isn’t and that is a good thing. As much as we may want God to give us a blow by blow rundown for life, we can’t handle it. Because the just shall live by faith.
I can’t imagine how frustrated my parents, in particular, were with my inability to truly comprehend their advice especially since, now that I consider it, I don’t think there was a way to make me understand any faster than I did.
How patient God is with us. Repeating His instructions. Reiterating His promises. Restating His goals. And waiting for us to internalize what He has been saying all along.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.