It's a DestinationTuesday, July 20, 2010
The days and weeks prior to moving to a new town came with times of uncertainty, questions, and challenges – Were we making the right choice? Was this the plan God had for us? Will there be a job there for me? A home? Friends? But with each challenge placed before us we looked to God for the answers. Our prayer was for God to show us the way and lead us. We desired His will, not our own. Then, when an obstacle was placed in one direction, a door opened in another until the path and destination was made clear and we were filled with a sense of peace.
We have learned that nothing happens without a reason. The lessons learned and the patience gained while we waiting for God's answers grew our faith and prepared us for where we are today, both in location and in our hearts. We have been given a greater sense of appreciation for all the blessings in our life and the journey we are on. By keeping our eyes on Jesus, our path was clear because He was our goal.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2)
I trust my Lord completely. And as comfortable as I am in my current “destination”, I will follow Him to wherever He chooses to take me in the future – in life, in location, in service. Along the way, each time I am removed from my comfort zone, I know He is stretching and growing me for His glory. I am not perfect, far from it! But I love a perfect God. I know that He loves me just as I am but He also loves me far too much to allow me stay the same. I am clay being molded and shaped by the Potter and I welcome His skillful hands. “And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8)
Until I reach my final destination, I pray that my life lived for Him will show His glory. With each step forward and each stumble back along the way, I will continue to keep my eyes on where I am going – to Him, my ultimate destination.
Living for Him,