I don’t have all the answers. I don’t know what the future holds. I have am not sure I am doing everything correctly. Actually, I am pretty sure I am making a mess of some things without even knowing it. If you really want the truth, I am just winging it.
I don’t mean I am completely clueless. I read my Bible. I study what it says and what it means. I pray. I seek the Lord’s guidance. I talk to wise Christian people for their counsel. I read. I gather all of the information possible.
Then I step out in faith.
Being a believer sometimes means three simple things.
1. Faith believes there is a God. While I cannot see him or touch him, I am convinced that something beyond itself created this world. I believe in an all-knowing and all-powerful being beyond our physical world.
2. Faith believes that God is in control. I trust that the God who created this world is still working with his creation. He did not create it and leave us to our own devices. He remains. He listens, he cares, and he controls everything outside of human free will.
3. Faith is trusting that God will work things out for my best. I believe that God will open doors and close doors. He will use people and situations to move me in the right direction. God will take my misguided attempts to follow him and make my paths straight. That does not mean that life will be easy. It means I will end up as a better person through all of my misadventures.
I don’t have all the answers, and I am okay with it. My actions are not as clearly defined as I would like them to be and I am not afraid. My path may not be entirely straight, but I am moving forward in faith.
I think we need to be continually reminded that we walk a dimly lit path. It is narrow and winds through a steep land. We may not be sure of our next steps, but we trust that the maker of the stars is guiding our way.