In his book Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship, Joshua Harris is talking about following Christ by faith, even when He doesn’t make it clear who we will marry and when. However, this can also be applied to other areas of our life as well.
That quote from the book really stuck out to me, because I am the kind of person who wants a clear plan before jumping in. When I travel, I want to have all of our destinations and activities planned out ahead of time so I can get the most out of the time I have. When I write books, I want to have the plot planned out before I start writing so I don’t get lost halfway through the story. I want to know where I am going. I want to know my next step or next goal in life. I want a direction. However, God doesn’t always show us what that plan is.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
We tell God we want all the answers, and then we will trust Him. But that’s not how it works. Trusting God and putting our faith in Him says that even though we don’t have all the answers, we know that He is good. We’re saying we trust Him to take care of us, knowing He has a plan and a purpose for our lives.
For someone like me who doesn’t like walking blindly, this can be difficult, but it’s worth it. Trusting in God and His strength, love, power, and knowledge is what He has commanded us to do. He knows everything, and we just have to live each day having faith that if we seek Him out daily, He will lead us in the right direction.