Devotional March 22, 2017

Deuteronomy 7 | Deuteronomy 8 | John 12:1-26

Hey guys! I hope you guys are having a good week. I apologize for going ghost on you guys for a few days. Not only have I been busy with work and family, but to be quite honest I just was not into much these last few days. Weird, but it is the truth. I have continued on my bible plan, but everything else has been put to a slight rest.

I kind of felt bad about not writing and doing my videotionals in the weekend, but the more I thought about it, I began to cast those thoughts away. I have to understand that stuff happens. Every day will not look the same. Every day I won’t feel the same. I am not saying to surrender to your environment or your outside, but sometimes it is good to pause a bit.

I enjoy writing. I enjoy putting together the videotionals, but they do take time. Sometimes other things, like family, children, and work can take up that time.

It is weird, but all in all I am doing well. Baby Saige has her appointment today and so does Jennifer. I will keep you guys updated with their status.

During this mini pause, I really been putting a lot of my time, attention and energy into my family and career. These areas of my life have been going really well, but surprisingly I still find myself asking, “is this it God?”

Am I wrong for feeling this way? Or for even asking this when many in this world wish they could have the life I am living? Don’t get me wrong, I am super thankful and I count my blessing every day, but is there more? It seems like the dreams within me don’t seem to match the life that I am living.

I struggle with this in my life because I am progressive person and a dreamer. I like to see linear progression. I like to see change and improvement. Nothing frustrates me more than to be in a season of waiting. A season where nothing seems to be even moving.

Are you in that type of season in your life? Do you relate with me?

I have been in ministry since 2001 and I can’t count how many time I have asked these questions.

Nevertheless, I continue doing what I can with what I have, every day. As simple as that may be, it is hard. It is hard to continue walking down a path that you don’t know exactly where it is taking you.

But, isn’t that what faith is all about? Trusting in the unknown? Walking a path that has been set for you, despite not knowing what may come.

God does not ask us to create the path, he just asks us to walk it.

He did the same to the Israelites. Did they know that there 11 day journey to Canaan would take the 40 years? No.

Did Moses know that he would lead the Israelites to the promise land, but he and his brother Aaron would enter with them? No.

I bring up this story because that is where I am currently reading at, but the Bible is filled with story after story and person after person that lived out a life of faith. People that allowed their faith to lead the way. Not their feelings, not peoples approval, but there faith.

Some days are easier than others, but keep walking. Keep pressing. I know I am. A famous quote by Joyce Meyer nails it on the head for me.  

“I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.”
— Joyce Meyer