Friday, June 18, 2010

One Step at a Time

It is very easy for me to become overwhelmed by the future. I have never done well with change or not knowing exactly what is ahead. I tend to be fearful and want to be in control.

However, I am aware that if I always knew what was ahead of me, and exactly where I was supposed to go and what I was supposed to do, there would be no need for faith. And that is the very essence of a relationship with the Lord. Having a relationship with Him means surrendering control. It means getting out of the driver’s seat and inviting Him to sit down there, taking control of all of the twists and turns, deciding the speed you will travel, and determining the detours you will take along the way – all of which will serve to teach you to trust Him further. If God revealed to us the final destination from the start, we would not need Him. We would try to figure out our own way to get there. We might arrive at the destination, but we would miss the journey. And that is just as important, if not more so.

God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105). It is not a sunrise or giant spotlight. It reveals just enough on the path ahead of us for us to take the next step. This keeps us walking with Christ. This is the beauty of walking with Him – complete and total dependence. Faith that He knows what we need and where we need to go. Trust that His timing is perfect and that His plans are better. Those plans are definitely not easier, but they are always better. And His plans are so wonderful and so complete that they not only include our best interest, but are intertwined with the best interest of all of His people. What a mighty God we serve! How deserving He is of our faith, our trust, and our very lives. Let Him lead you today, one step at a time.

Allison Fuqua
International Social Worker

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