The Privilege of Not Knowing

A few weeks ago, I was listening to Reid Carpenter speak at a conference. He said something that really helped me. He said, “One of the greatest things in life is not to know, but to be faithful.

I don’t know if you’re like me, but too often, I want to know everything that God is ever going to do in my life right now! He put dreams and vision into my heart and I want to know exactly how those things are going to happen.

However, God doesn’t work that way. God may have given you a vision for what He wants you to do with your life, but that vision may not come to pass for 5, 10, or 15+ years own the road.

In Psalm 37:23, the Bible says, “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”

My Pastor often says, “God directs our steps, not our leaps.” Our job isn’t to figure out and know how everything is going to happen. Our job is to seek God, figure out our next step, and be faithful with that until He shows us another step.  

Trust that God wants you to get where God wants you to go more than you want to get where God wants you to go!

Stop worrying about how everything is going to happen. One of the most exciting parts about following God is you never know where you’re going to go, who you’re going to meet, or what He’s going to do in and through you. Following God is life’s greatest adventure!

Focus on the step He has you on right now. Be faithful where you are at and in time, He will reveal your next step. Repeat that process, keep taking steps and before you know it, you’ll be doing things you never dreamed possible.

Enjoy the privilege of not knowing. Be faithful.

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