Trusting God during the journey, when you cannot see the destination

I have been driving a car for over a year and I'm not really a fan of it. It's a necessity I'm told, but I'd rather walk to places. I don't like speed, hostile drivers and gears, so driving is already minus three points in my book. Plus I'm hopeless with directions.

Anyway, a teaching job came up at a school about 40 mins away from my house. I was invitied to look around, so I got my google map directions and off I set. There were 6 directions on the map, it wasn't a complicated route, but I'd never been to the village before where the school was, so I felt apprehensive.

I'm getting to my point now...Every turn I had to make, every road I had to follow, was put in order on the map for me. If I followed the directions, I would get to the destination. Even though the map would get me there, I felt anxious the whole way.

When I saw the sign for the school, the destination, I felt a prompting inside...it was a challenge to me to trust God along my journey. There are so many times when I know the steps I have to take to have a closer walk with God, but I want to be convinced that I'll be guaranteed to get to the destination before I'm willing to take a single step.

Hope this strikes a chord with someone else too about having the only kind of faith:

 

 "...faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

I might not be able to see the end of my journey, but the One who made it all can, so thats sufficient for me xxx Praise God for His works, His majesty and His unending grace and mercy xxx 

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Comment by Stevo on May 12, 2011 at 3:20pm

Ha, good analogy.

 

A couple of points

 

- We do know the destination, just not the waypoints in between. I think that's what most of us are nervous about. I don't want to have to endure pain or deprivation to get there. 

 

- You should get accustomed to speed. It's fun.

Comment by Kellyann on May 20, 2011 at 2:55pm

Hey Stevo, thanks for replying ;)

~ With the destination comment, I was meaning more along the lines of what you classed as 'waypoints,'  things like applying for a new job, trusting God will answer prayers of salvation for my family members. I've realised that my eyes want to see the results before I start putting the effort in ~ does that make sense? That's why I felt challenged ~ I don't want to act like a spoilt brat who demands things in her own time, but I want my mind to be transformed and renewed to develop the kind of faith that doesn't need to see, the kind that is sure of what I hope for because God's grace is enough. I felt challenged to step out in faith and believe that God has got good things for me here and now and not just when I get home to glory.

~ I'm a scaredy cat...never gonna happen ;)

 

Comment by Stevo on May 26, 2011 at 2:32am
Yea, I think that's what most people mean. It's hard to believe that we're better of not knowing what' coming up ahead.
Comment by Kellyann on May 27, 2011 at 12:48pm
If I could have seen what God had planned for me so far, I would have stayed tucked under my duvet, not daring to put my trust in Him. Good job His grace is enough to not only carry me over situations, but through them as well.

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