WHERE AM I ?
Please allow me to say something before I start writing. This article requires me to take off my mask and may compel you to do the same. As I continue to go through one of the most challenging seasons in my life I’ve found myself often over analyzing where I really am right now. After much processing and prayer I’ve come to a very strong conclusion. I really have no clue.
I’m convinced that most of us spend way too much time trying to make sense of everything. Our minds become consumed with what if this and what if that had not happened. In our fight for control we try to humanize things only God can see in full view. We worry way too much about what we can’t control instead of focusing on that which God is in control.
I don’t know where I am, but I do know who I am trusting. I’ve decided that no matter what life throws my way I will put all my trust in the God who created me and carried me this far. I don’t have to understand anything to trust God with everything. While I don’t have a clue about this moment, I totally trust God with each moment. I place my confidence in a never changing God in the midst of my ever changing circumstances.
I don’t know where I am, but I know who is leading my life. Most people are living clueless, reckless, aimless, and anxious lives. Most are living in a way that Jesus described as “harassed, helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” No doubt, when you don’t’ know who is leading your life it swells ups great anxiety within you. Nothing brings greater peace than giving God the full reigns of your life. I can’t imagine how I would feel if I was actually trying to call the shots in my own life. Instead, I’m allowing the only One who is all knowing and all-powerful to lead me down the path He has prepared for me well in advance.
I don’t know where I am, but I know who is with me. I’ve felt a lot of emotions over the past year, but one thing I’ve not felt is alone. God’s reminds me over and over in His word that I will never walk alone. He says, “I will never leave, nor forsake you.” He says, “I am with you always even to the end of this age.” He said, “Even in the valley I am with you.” Yes, even when I take a wrong turn and don’t have a clue how to get back on track. God is there to hold me, comfort me, and carry me through the otherwise unbearable.
Finally, I don’t know where I am, but I know where I’m headed. God’s got my back, my hand, and holds my future. I’ve been preaching a series of messages @ Refuge Church recently called “Made For Eternity.” It has settled my soul to find so much confirmation in God’s word. I love the fact that regardless of where this life finds me I can be certain of where I’m headed when this life is over. (1 John 5:13) “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God (Jesus) so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
There is no questioning that this life is a roller coaster ride you wish you could shut down. But, it’s ok to not know where you are at the moment. Just make sure you know who you can trust, who is with you, who is leading you, and you who holds all of eternity in His hands. God bless you on your journey!
Looking for answers in your life? Join Pastor Craig Crosby Sundays 9:15 or 11am @ Refuge Church. They are located @ 203 Eddie Chasteen Dr, Walterboro. Come as you are, Don’t expect to leave the same!