No one wants to appear clueless.
It is embarrassing not to know what is going on around me. I am intelligent, and I should know my situation, circumstances, and future direction. I know to adjust my sails and make the future better than today. I am smart, strong, confident, and have the ability to make things work.
And yet, when it comes to God, I rarely know what is happening.
Life twists and turns on things I cannot control. One day things are looking good, and the next, I am sitting in a waiting room and asking God to intercede. One day I think I am financially thriving, and then an incident has me unsure how we will pay for it. People come and go, and they make decisions I do not understand. The waves of life toss my ship more than I can admit.
I am clueless as to what God is doing in my life. I have no idea where he is taking me. There are no simple directions that lead me down a narrow winding road.
Faith is about embracing the unknown. It is about stepping out into the unknown without a clue how things are going to turn out in the end. It is not reckless, but it is unclear.
If you want to follow Jesus, you need to engage your head to know and learn. But you also have to become okay with never knowing entirely what God is doing. Being a Christian is an adventure into the unknown. Once you accept that fact, your faith will become the map that leads you forward.