It’s a journey not a destination…..I know we all know this! I know I have heard this exact term in sermons, books, and out of the mouths of those I respect, but I don’t know that it really ever, took root, SUNK in until today, in the parking lot, at a Publix grocery store.
I am not exactly sure why more than one of my God moments in the past few weeks has been in the parking lot of a Publix grocery store, but that is beside the point.
The point is! There is actually nowhere to GET.
What I mean by this is that there is no where to get and then things will be ok, there is no where to get and then I will be WHERE I am supposed to be….. I am supposed to be on a journey, I looked up the definition of journey and this is what it said: “passage or progress from one stage to another”……. I am supposed to be right where I am at this very moment in time, whether a valley (a sad time in life) or a mountaintop (a time of great JOY) wherever you are right now, is exactly where you are supposed to be on the journey…
Some will tell you “Life isn’t fair” I don’t personally know if that is right or wrong, but I do know that we ALL travel through our share of valleys as well as our share of mountain tops….I know that I know God has a purpose for both, what I don’t know is WHY (well I have some theories, but we are getting off topic) I don’t know WHY everything happens the way it does and I believe it is not for me to know.
The Bible says in the book of Isaiah Chapter 55 Verse 8….. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.” So we may never know the WHY…. All I know is when I seek God first; He then reveals what is next. Don’t get me wrong I am constantly “bugging Him” about what is next Lord “what is next” I beg to know. I have heard Him clearly tell me “don’t miss today Lindsay and trust me for tomorrow”….
The Bible says in the book of Matthew Chapter 6 Verse 34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” the Bible also says in the book of Proverbs Chapter 3 Verses 5 & 6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight”
Pretty practical information in the Bible! It makes sense…. So let Go and Ask God…. HE WILL direct your steps!!
Lindsay Morgan is a native of Ohio who moved south 7 years ago where she met Jesus head on at age 31. Ever since then, she has been fascinated by His tangible presence and real love. Her writings usually include the grace, the struggle and the expectant heart of a moment by moment surrender to the God who created the Universe! Since recently moving to Los Angeles, California she continues on the journey step by step (sometimes wobbly) letting God write the story of her life. Find more at www.PuttingthePencilDown.com.