I was on the bike path following the Mississippi River, and there was this thick fog hovering over the top of the Great Mississippi. The fog’s tentacles reached out to the bike path trying to lure me into the river. Fog is an amazing thing. I’m on one side of it and can see clearly, right up to the fog. I mean everything is crystal clear, but when I try to look into it or through it, I can’t see a thing. I know that Iowa lays on the other side of this fog. I’ve seen the banks of the Iowa side millions of times before this, but I have been separated, cut off. It’s like looking into a white abyss. I have to remember and believe what I know to be true, like knowing and believing in God. You don’t always see Him, but He’s there. He will never lead me down a wrong path or turn.
Sometimes when God talks with me, I have to remember that He is there. He has not left me or abandoned me. I just don’t always see the end result of what God calls me to do. We talk, He listens, I listen, He moves me to do something, and all I see is the fog. Sometimes I don’t know what’s on the other side of the fog either. Not to long ago, this is what I wrote down in my quiet time with God:
What defines you? What dreams have I given you? What passions have I placed deep within you, entertwined with the compossion of you? I did not give you these passions for you to buy them. I gave come back to ask what have you done with these talents I have given you? Do not bury you passion. It is a GOD given gift. My gift to you. You are strong. But you become weak when you block Me out of your life.
I love you for who you are right here and now. But I want to be in your life all the time. I don’t want to be a second thought. I don’t want to be what you do last. i want to be first. Unburry your passion. Unburry the gifts I have given you and trust Me.
I’ve given you My Son to follow. I’ve given you the Holy Spirit to guide you. My power is available to you. Follow Me – Pick up your gifts and follow me. I’ll be where you are going. I am in the beginning, the middle and end of your journey. And I have another journey waiting and ready for you when you complete this one. Will you follow Me? Will you trust Me? Will you let Me be your strength?
the other. I just need to remember that He is the one who has placed these passions within me. Oh, by the way, this conversation with God came about because I asked Him, “God, what do I need to hear from You? What do I need to do to obey You?” God is talking about me writing. I had long ignored the fact He was calling me to write. It is within me like the blood flowing through my veins.
I don’t like being on one side of the fog. It is very frustrating for me to not be able to see the other side … the end result. I’m not even sure of my own footing. But what I do know is that God is there. He is right with me, and if I stop worrying about all of the “what ifs”, “I can’t do that”, and “How’s that suppose to happen?”, I’ll find myself at the end of one faith journey. God has great things in store for me, I just have to stop looking at the fog and look at God instead.
Thank You Lord Jesus for Your life and sacrifice for me.