Monday, July 5, 2010

Where Do We Go From Here?

Are you a planner?

Do you like to know what lies around ever corner?

Does it make you nervous when uncertainty clouds your foresight?

When I don’t know what’s going to happen next, all I can wonder about is exactly that – what happens next? Where do I go from here?

The what-ifs are enough to send me to the asylum.

This feeling usually occurs at the conclusion of a major event or holiday, like the back-to-routine feeling after a vacation, or during the doldrums of routine, or smack in between that rock and a hard place when something needs to happen – and fast – but what? Also, when I’m trying to figure out what to write next.

I get frustrated when I can’t even envision the next step during those times. Thinking logically, conjuring imagination, praying, searching the Word, seeking advice, I employ everything possible to figure out where I’m supposed to go, only to be left more frustrated than ever.

That’s because sometimes, I’m not supposed to go anywhere.

I’m supposed to learn to hunker down, seek God, trust and wait.

When I’m supposed to move, God will light that lamp… at my feet. (Psalm 119:105)

He usually doesn’t illuminate the entire path like I would prefer.

One step at a time.

Trusting that He is around the corners, further up the path, ruling the dark spots in my vision.

Making plans isn’t a bad thing. Many verses in Proverbs tell us it’s a good thing, when committing them to the Lord. But Proverbs (16:9) also says, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

So don’t despair when the next step eludes you. He will illuminate your path at the perfect time. Until then, keep in close communion with Him.

Blessings on you and your plans this day!

Thanks for visiting Dry Ground! Happy Monday!

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Anonymous said...

Love this, "He will illuminate your path at the perfect time. Until then, keep in close communion with Him."

It's so true.

KM Wilsher said...

Another perfectly timed, inspiring post :0)

Blessings, change, strength, miracles - all have been pouring over me for over a month now. Overwhelming and exilirating. As the shower begins to slow, come to an end (like all rain showers do) I have tended to say, what now Lord? Thank you, Lori, I know now, "what now": keep in close communion with Him. :0)

You are awesome sisterfriend!

Lori Lundquist said...

Thanks for stopping by, sister/friends! Praying for you both!

Susanne Dietze said...

What a blessing. Thanks so much for your continued ministry to bless others. This post gave me peace!