Thursday, September 01, 2011

And where is this road taking me to God?

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. - Heb 11 v 8

As a classic type A personality I like to know where I am going and I like to be in control of where I am going. So setting out on a journey like Abraham would have been a monumental challenge for me. For me it makes no sense taking the first step on the journey if I don't even know the direction I should be taking. And if God isn't going to tell me I would be suggesting a few places to him!

Slowly I'm learning that my control is just an illusion and I actually control very little apart from my attitude and reaction. At the same time I am understanding more deeply that God IS in control. I may not know where I am Going but God does. Although Abraham was in the dark about the details and destination God had the inside knowledge.

God is not waiting to find out what we are going to do to react. He sees the whole of history and time as a total package. Nothing takes him by surprise and his "will" will prevail.

So although I often do not have the foggiest where I am going in this life as a Jesus follower the more I discover about the character of this immense glorious loving God that has burst into my life the more I trust. Even when I don't know or even understand where I am going.


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