God Has You On Street View

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I’m not sure if I can take credit for it, but it was an original God thought idea that came to me as I was seeking out His calling on my life.  It started with this scripture.

“The steps of a [good] righteous man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].”  Psalms 37:23 AMP

To be honest, my Grandmother prayed this over me for many, many years before and after school.  My personality is one of a driver, so when I get a thought I tend to act on it.  My life though has never seemed to be one of strategy even though I’m also analytical.   The challenge for me, is that I want to please God (He already loves us, but I want to make Him proud) but I get so frustrated that there’s no perverbial burning bush or something to tell me what to do.  The closest analogy I have is that of our children.  I love my children and I just want them happy.  If they love cleaning and want to be a janitor (I would know they could do better, like running a cleaning company) but I’d delight in their joy nonetheless.

The problem is that for most people like you and I, the Lord has us on street view.  That’s right, if you’ve ever used google street view you know how completely cool and useless it is except for finding landmarks.   God’s a lot like that in my mind.  He shows us where we are, and a few steps in each direction and of course, the big landmark is Jesus.  See the scripture above says “STEPS”  the KJ version says “Foot Steps”   notice it doesn’t say,  “The entire plan of a righteous man has been given to him”  no it says, that a man in right standing with God, will have his steps “ordered” or directed by God and that the way (the map) is already established.

[box type=”info”]He’s already mapped it out and has the Step by Step, but  instead of “map view” we actually get a GPS. [/box]

I have a friend who’s Dad cannot go anywhere without his GPS.  He literally cannot drive without that voice telling him where to go.   God wants us like this.  He wants us to learn His voice and learn to trust Him for our next action.  The reality is that you may only have one day and if your day is spent trying to make it the most excellent day (Col. 3:23,24) there is, then you need not worry about tomorrow (Matt 6:34).

 

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