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Steep Terrain, Low Lighting…Let GOD Lead

Waiting on God's Direction for the next step

Waiting on God’s Direction for the next step

Have you been journeying up a steep, rugged path lately…seemingly filled with uncertainty? Wondering where in the world you are going, stressing if your past steps were the right ones.

Me too. My downfall is that I spend way too much energy on the past.

I run into trouble when I am dwelling on my past. It stirs up all kinds of anxiety and unrest in my spirit.

Trouble also follows when I run ahead of where God leads. Taking too many steps off in a direction NOT orchestrated by Him. Moving way off the trail without bothering to ask Him for direction.

GOD is UNLIMITED by time, we are not. That is why it is in the PRESENT that HE meets us. TODAY. NOW. We cannot change the PAST and reliving it wears us down…we do not know what the FUTURE holds and worrying about it will not add any time to our life…however, GOD knows that next step for me & you.

I had a dream five years ago…a dream so vivid that now many years later I still remember. It did not make complete sense until now.

I was climbing a mountain, with very steep terrain, low lighting and not many footholds. After many uphill steps there was a very small, flat ledge that I could briefly stand on. I could not see another step UNTIL I stood on the brink and waited…then a faint light appeared as I reached out to take a step… another step appeared…it happened many times in that dream.

Life is like that. We plug along, sometimes with a clear vision and other times, not knowing where our next step should or will be.

Genesis 28:15 God says to Jacob and us “I am with you and will protect you EVERYWHERE you go and will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I promised you.”

I must TRUST that He will fully equip me for WHATEVER awaits up ahead. I must WAIT for instruction. How comforting to know our FATHER is our constant companion, moment by moment, watching over us WHEREVER we go.

Let go of your PAST regrets & failures and look forward to ALL GOD has for your FUTURE. Trust GOD for your next step…even if you cannot see it.

I wish you GOD’S GUIDANCE for EVERY STEP, may it be OVERFLOWING with HIS BLESSINGS, my friend

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Steps of Faith

Take Daily Steps of Faith

Take Daily Steps of Faith

Do you catch yourself being impatient with God? I know I do. And trust me when I say I have learned the HARD way… I think I know the best way to handle a problem or difficulty…but I don’t. I usually do more messing than blessing.

While waiting for an answer I sometimes stew over my problem…muttering that so and so has this or that, all the while moaning about what I don’t have.

Or I run ahead…I am famous for running ahead. I jump at opportunities that are only good…NOT BEST. I am way at the finish line, neck deep in commitments and looking around for God.

I hate to admit this, but I sometimes even find Bible verses that I kind of “tweak” to fit the answer I want. Have you ever done that? Or am I the only one?? Sometimes I wonder why He even puts up with all my mistakes…and then I remember that He forgets. I long to run to Him, climb up in His lap and say, “Help me, Daddy!”

Starting today, I will take steps of faith that demonstrates I Trust You Lord…and have put my faith on the line. I am going to try to focus on how BIG You are and praise You for Your solution to my problem…Instead of focusing on myself and my problem.