Where’s the map?
By Larry Platner
When it comes to navigating changes in life, God doesn’t give out maps. Often he doesn’t show you your final destination and provides little detail about the road ahead. What he does do is be your guide. Rather then trusting in your detailed plans he says “Trust me”.
Let’s be honest, when considering a change in life we would like to have everything mapped out, all the details planned, a good supply of provisions and our destination clear. But the truth is we can never anticipate what lies ahead. There will be detours, accidents, delays, problems, unexpected weather, and more. But God does know what lies ahead. More importantly God will be with you.
Which would you rather have, a map and a well thought out detailed plan or a guide you can trust, who has the resources to meet every possible contingency? To trust God is to give yourself totally over to his care, to not insist on knowing all the whys, ‘hows’ and ‘whats’ but to be committed to doing things in His way. If you do so He promises to show you the path you are to take.
Do you find yourself immobilised, unable to move forward, to enter into change because of a lack of a well thought out map and a stock of provisions for the journey?
Psalms 57:2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfils his purpose for me. 3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out this steadfast love and his faithfulness! ESV