Sermon "Skill in Your Hand & God in Your Heart"

Friday, January 4, 2013

Which way do I Go?

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way." Psalm 37:23
   You ever been driving down the road, and a squirrel runs out in front of you? Well, if you're like me, you probably start yelling at the squirrel something like "just keep running!" or "why would you turn around and come back stupid squirrel?". I've been known to say that because it's so frustrating to me for a little creature to have to die senselessly when it could have made it across the road. Squirrels are so quick and so agile that they could dodge in and out of traffic if they wanted to. But when they see the cars coming, they get scared and can't figure out which way to go. I mean I have seen them come out from my right side and make it almost to the edge of the road on the left side, and turn around and come back. I guess that's just what fear can do to you. It can disorient you so much that you can't figure out whether to go, stay or turn around and head back.

You ever feel "disoriented" in your walk with Christ? Not sure what to do next? Cautious about jumping out too far, going too fast, waiting too late or staying too long? If you are a Christian and care about being in God's will for your life, it's natural to want to be sure what you do is what God wants you to do. But sometimes He's just doesn't give clear signs. Then especially in fearful times and times of trouble, we really get thrown off and figuring it out is much harder. We get scared or anxious or sometimes impatient, and we're not sure which way to go. You ever felt like that? Which way to go in your career, your relationships, or your life in general?

I am reminding myself that God is faithful and true, and not just to me, but to His purpose and His will.  What He has planned for me is in motion, even if I can't see it. So I have to remember that if there is uncertainty,  it's in me and not in God. Though I can't see down the road, He can and He always knows exactly what He is doing....and it is always for my good. So in times of fear and panic and disorientation, we can always do what the squirrel cannot, and that's look up to heaven and ask God "Which way do I go?". 

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