Where to?

car-shoutingWhat is the most annoying thing kids say?

“Where are we going?”
“Are we there yet?”
“Now? When is it time?”

Side-note: Child-sized muzzles for car rides would sell like hot-cakes. And, CPS calls would be at an all-time high I’m sure. 
(Was that too far?)

Anyway. Don’t we all want DIRECTION?

I say that I follow Jesus. I have said that I am waiting for direction from God. I’m praying for direction. I often feel stuck until I receive it . . .

That all changed for me tonight. 

I no longer think that the “where to” question is credible or relevant for someone that follows Jesus.

I’m not saying God doesn’t speak to us with specific direction at times.

What I AM saying is this: It shouldn’t matter. 

Follow is an active term. It’s a VERB. It’s a movement.

If you know the directions, you don’t need to follow anyone. 

You don’t need a leader if you know the path, if you know each step to take and when to take it.

I want to be a direction seeker. I want to learn the way, especially to places I’ve been before. I want to learn to prepare for the bends in the road. But, I do not think I can handle the pressure of ALWAYS KNOWING where to next. 

I don’t want to be frozen by waiting for direction. I want to actively follow and trust that the One doing the leading knows where we are going.

If He is not trustworthy, then life is a cruel game. I have faith that it is something much more beautiful than that, but I do not have the ability to make it so on my own.

I want to know what my life will add up to. But, I think what I mean when I say that is I want to see what I WILL ADD UP TO.

As if it has ever been about me.

What matters – what has always mattered – is what Christ adds up to. What redemption produces in this world.

The direction I will seek is that to the launching point into a life of surrender to the leader of my heart.

Eyes wide open to take in all the adventure and creation on the way.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

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