If you have read much around this blog, particularly around a Christian holiday, you will have discovered that I am a Christ follower. I made a decision to take Jesus at His Word when I was 12 years’ old after watching this movie produced by The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
It is a decision I have never regretted. It wasn’t always one I allowed to impact me as much as it can or should, especially in my teen years.
But sometime around age 18 a clearer understanding of a deep biblical lesson concerning God’s plan for my life took root in me, and I made a decision to follow that plan.
A few months ago I found myself thinking about God’s plan for our lives after I heard a teaching from my pastor, Matt Peacock. It occurred to me then that when I was 18, and even later in my early 20s I had more or less believed that once you commit your life to be a Christ follower, that the path He leads you on is straight and clear.
I don’t think I am alone in that thought. Truth is I probably have presented the idea of a clearly visible straight line pa
th as the plan of God for more than one person along the way.
It is not so much that I think I was wrong when I was young. No, I certainly have discovered that a walk with God through a personal relationship with Jesus is an incredibly rewarding and transformational experience.
It is just that I realize now that the promise of God having a plan for my life is not one that needs to be understood as a straight path.
His promise is to be with you.
Rather, it is a walk of many turns, of twists, of hills and valleys. The path is not straight, but the presence of Jesus with me through this journey has been close and very personal.
It is a journey called faith; it is a journey made with Him.
I hope you’ve started that journey. It frequently is one with more twists than a roller coaster, and more fun than Disney World.
What faith journeys have you been on?
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