Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Plan, the Way, the Map

How many times have we been lost? It doesn't matter where, on a city street, a country road, on a new campus, putting together a toy or a piece of furniture, in a bad relationship, running with poison friends, making lifestyles that have not been positive. You get the picture. For many of us we know the way out of lost - ask someone, read the instructions, find the way out!

And then there are the times that we are not sure that we are lost, we thonk we know, we think we understand, we think we read correctly, but this is where we are. What do we do??? Who can help??? Sometimes those we turn to only serve to help us further along the lost trail-enablers.

Okay, I have to do it- there is a word from the Lord. (Okay -that felt good, but you know it is the truth.) "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jer.29:11). Don't go anywhere else. Stay right there. Let that sink in, As F.G. Sampson II, (Doc) used to say,"Hang that on the clothesline of your mind and let the Holy Ghost blow on it."

If God has the plan . . . If God has the way. . . If God wrote the map... Then why do we waste precious time caught up in stupidity - wandering, confused, and lost? If-if we have been given a map for our lives, the scriptures, then why is it that we do not search them to find our way? If we don't know how to search for real meaning for our lives, then a spiritual director comes in handy here. A director that will point you toward the word - that will point you toward God. In the meantime, the plan, the way, the map. The plan has been done, the way is doable, the map is available. Allow God to give you clear direction. Watch what God is doing in your life. Seek His will. type to you later.

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