We can’t see the “full map” the way God can.
He will show us glimpses, He will show us clues to keep leading us to the places we need to reach at the right times…
…but there are reasons He doesn’t allow us to see the whole picture of the map.
Well, I don’t know the answer to that question…
But I do know that when we cannot see the “whole picture”… I know that He’s teaching us faith, He’s teaching us how to seek Him, He’s teaching us how to trust Him, He’s teaching us how to find Him in each moment—any kind of moment we could ever face. He’s teaching us how to have relationship with Him.
He’s teaching us how to lean on Him, to depend on Him for each step.
He’s showing us that He’s good. He’s showing us… who He is!
If we could see the “full, complete picture” in our current state…
If we didn’t depend on Him for each step, if we didn’t have to hang onto Him for our dear lives, to be able to “put one foot in front of the other” one step at a time…would we gain the experience of having such a close bond with Him?
When we get to the “end of the line”…. would it be better to say:
“Yea, I got myself to this place, I did it all on my own….I could see where I was going just fine, and I was able to take my steps just fine on my own. Yep, I’m good!”
Would you look back, and then look at where you are…. and say,
“I don’t know exactly how I got through this journey, and it has been a wild ride, but I’ve gotten to know the One who has helped me take each and every step. Even though I was weak, and even though I couldn’t always see where the path was heading, and even though I couldn’t exactly see where I would end up, He did, and He was getting me there, He was getting me here to this place, and what a constant and wonderful companion He has been in my life, what a friend, and what a Savior He is to me. What a joy it has been to get to know Him. I couldn’t have taken a single step on my own that would lead me to this place that I am now standing, without Him. What a treasure it has been to get to know Him in this way. What a treasure it has been to get to know my Savior in this life.”
He wants to show us His salvation. ✨
“With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation.” —Psalm 91:16
He wants to give us opportunity to get to know Him, right here, and right now, and within each “unknown” step of the journey, with each challenging step.
It’s not about having everything in control and knowing the plan. That’s His job.
In this life, He gives us the gift of the opportunity to get to know Him, to experience Him, to depend on Him, to commune with Him, and all of that is gathered up and it becomes “our story”…. a story of the “times we got to know Him, a little more, and a little more, and a little more…” ?
And then we say…
“Look at how wonderful He is….I’ve gotten to know Him. What a treasure, I wouldn’t trade these times with Him for anything.” ☀️
He’s so good to give us that gift in this lifetime, isn’t He?
Thank You, Father. ?