One Turn at a Time

And I said, “What shall I do, Lord?” And the Lord said to me, “Get up and go on into Damascus, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.” – Acts 22:10

Don’t you wish life came with a roadmap, or better yet, a GPS? It would be nice to be able to anticipate every hazard or detour and know your exact “life location” at any moment. Of course, to possess such information would mean that you were walking by “sight” and not by “faith.” With such a tool, independence would be encouraged and dependence upon the Lord would be unnecessary.

When Saul, in the blind, asked Jesus what he should do after the Damascus Road experience, the Lord told him to continue on to that city where He would reveal His next instructions. Sometimes God asks us to do the simplest of things in order that He might reveal a more expanded picture of our future. If Paul ever hoped to regain his sight, he would first have to believe Christ’s words, take some obedient steps of faith, and then, dependently wait upon the Lord to reveal His plan. In the same way, God will not reveal the entire “journey,” only the next “turn” that will get you to His desired destination.

The question is, “Are we willing to perform the seemingly insignificant and mundane tasks required by the Lord, in order that we might understand and inherit the magnificent and inspiring work to come?”

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him. – Jim Elliot

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