The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Psalms 37:23 NKJV
I was thinking over a few things this week as I head into my college graduation which in of itself is a God thing. I had started college back in 2005 life happened however I made some wrong decisions and I ended up on a detour. In my mind I never even intended on returning I just figured it wasn’t for me and maybe I wasn’t able. However, God was faithful to bring it all back around at just the right time. It was always something I saw as a waste of time, and it bothered me I had failed so miserably at it. This time when God brought it back to me, I was not only equipped but I saw that when something is in his timing and done with him you sail thorough it. He was faithful to take what I thought was a waste and a disappointment and made it good. All the work I had done before transferred over and it was a pretty quick process. So not only did he show me that nothing is a waste, but he showed me I am able as long as I am in him. There are no losses in the kingdom of God.
Now I sit here wondering what is next. It is easy to get nervous and think If I don’t know the next step or have it planned, I will fail or miss it. I challenge that thinking and I lean on the verse above our footsteps are ordered we only need to look to him and trust him. As I was overthinking all of this something came over me and I began to think and tell God as I prayed, I have no predetermined destination, Lord. The only destination I need is the destination where you are sending me. Sometimes when we know the destination, we can prolong things or hinder them trying to get there our own way when the way God is trying to take us is a way we couldn’t have imagined or even thought possible. Or in Jonah’s case he knew his destination and he ran. Sometimes we don’t need to know all the details. The lord is faithful even when we have given up and moved on. He does not forget our desires he does not forget our hurts. I want to be a willing vessel desiring only to please him and be led by his spirit. If I am with God, and he is with me he will get me where I need to be. Don’t worry about the destination he knows where you are, and he knows how to get you where you need to be look at Jonah. Jonah actively tried to run, and God still scooped him up and repositioned him back on his path. Nothing is a waste God can use all of it. He took my biggest seeming failure and disappointment I held against myself and made it into something good. He turned it into a memorial or a stone of remembrances for him and I. I will never forget what he has done for me. In the Old Testament in Joshua 4 when they crossed over the river Jordan into the land of promise they placed stones of remembrance in the river so they would never forget how God had supernaturally enabled them to cross over. God wants to do this for you. To supernaturally enable you to do what you otherwise couldn’t do and to bring restoration to our broken places.
Just a quick little thought I wanted to share. 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11.