Updated: Oct 30, 2019
"You can still know peace without knowing what comes next." - Morgan Harper Nichols
If you're like me, you have to know what's coming up. This has been one of the biggest challenges I have faced when it comes to faith. Faith is the evidence of things not seen... right there is where I have problems. I want to see it. And honestly, no matter where you are in your faith not knowing what the next move should be. While there are times when everything seems clear and I am receiving instruction, 98% of the time it goes a little like this:
"Now the Lord said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your kindred, and your father's household, and go to the land I will show you'" (Gen. 12:1 ESV).
Now, don't get me wrong. My entire life has been nothing but a faith-walk. I have taken so many risks and made decisions that made absolutely no sense to those around me, but somehow it ended up working out like I felt deep down it would. Did I ever think twice or feel pressured to shrink back in fear of the unknown? Of course.
As many times as the Lord has "come through" for me, fear of the unknown grips me the same way every time. And I have come to learn that fear of the unknown doesn't indicate a lack of faith; it really just comes with being human. Knowing that God has a plan is fine and dandy, but actually living without knowing when and where that plan might take you is not.
The beautiful thing about this, though, is that I can approach God with my fears. While I would love to always come boldly to His throne, that isn't always the case. Sometimes I come confused, scared, and full of questions. And He invites me to come just the same.
Have you been fearful of the next step?
Have you been seeking Him about what to do and have heard nothing?
Have you left one place but have no idea where you're headed now?
Are you afraid of where His plan might take you?
Does being taken out of your comfort zone sound more intimidating than comforting?
Well, He invites you, too.
"So Abram went, as the LORD had told him..." (Gen. 12:4)
Now it's our turn.
Cheers to not always knowing where to go next and still having peace.
Cheers to just going.
I hope it encourages you to know that someone else, on their own path, is doing the same.
You're not alone.