I’m Stuck

“He who watches the wind will not sow and he who looks at the clouds will not reap.  Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things.  Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed or whether both of them alike will be good.” Ecclesiastes 11:4-6

I often wonder where to start.  When the unknown occurs, I want a plan that takes me step by step.  In having a step by step plan, I will know where to begin and have an expected end.  When I can’t see the step by step plan, I usually hesitate and often times never start.  Why start when I don’t know how things will end?  So, at this point, all is lost because the process never began.  I miss out on the opportunity  versus taking a step that doesn’t have to be known.  A step of faith knowing that all I need to do is take one step and allow God to order the rest.  I have to accept that life isn’t given with an instruction manual.  Neither will I always know the next step.  I have to rely on God who orders my steps and allows me free will to move or just stand.  I am learning now that I just have to move out the way and press forward.  Risks are a good thing and not always scary.  The unknown will always be the unknown if I don’t make an effort.  I am tired of waiting on an instruction manual that will never appear.  I am looking forward to moving step by step without directions in hand, knowing God is ordering my footsteps.  I know in His ordering my steps, the expected end is giving Him glory.  Here is to getting unstuck and sowing now as to see what grows later.

Andrea

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