Thursday, May 16, 2013

Are you still en route or are you content at your current destination?

Why is it when we become adults that most of us quit dreaming?  I'm not talking about in bed at night, I'm talking about goals and aspirations. Why is it that most of us past the age of 25 or 30 something feel that our potential is reached and now we just "settle down"? God never intended us to quit dreaming! In Philippians it talks about "forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead!  We were meant for so much more than our earthly minds tend to realize.

Some people have that natural drive to make all their dreams come true and to dream big, but many of us don't see past our insecurities to find our real potential. It's kind of crazy to think how many people have lived and died to never know their high calling.  I ache to know and fulfill my high calling.  Do I know what my high calling is at this time? No, but I have an idea of the direction I am supposed to be headed and so I've begun walking towards it. Do I know where it will take me? No, but God knows the very destination down to the very pin point on His map.  And His directions are a whole lot clearer than Siri...  All He's asking us to do is start walking.  Back to the scripture in Philippians, it says that we strain forward to what lies ahead.  It's not always just a simple walk in the park is it?  A lot of the amazing places that we have been led to in our lives have come after much struggle to get there.  Knowing what direction we were supposed to be walking at that time is what helped us to push through the woods, climb that mountain  or trudge through a dark valley to get to a smooth, comfortable path.  Our path still has rocks on it  that may trip us up and there is an occasional up hill trek but we are on the journey that was planned for us.

Now you may be sitting here thinking about all the wrong turns and mistakes you've made in life. Who hasn't made a wrong turn?  I know I've made plenty! When you're driving in your car and you make a wrong turn you either turn around or you find the nearest route to take you back on course, right?  What about the dead ends? Yes, there are roads that lead to death whether that be ultimate death or the death of your happiness and joy.  But have you ever been on a road that has a dead end that there weren't signs posted along the way that warned you to turn back? God has made the same type of warning signs in life! A map is a beautiful thing because there is nothing that can keep you from your course if you choose to take it. Just turn around!!  Ahhhh, that just gives me goose bumps to think that He made it so simple.

So the question that leaves us with is, how do we know which direction to go? Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths."
God has given us the Holy Spirit to lead and direct us where to go.  He is our compass.  If we be still and quiet and ask him to show us the direction, much like a compass he will point us where to go. So are you content with your current destination or are you going to get out your compass and see where your next adventure leads?

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