Leah Daughtry

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Don’t See It?

For we walk by faith, not by sight . . .  2 Corinthians 5:17

Do you remember the “old days?”  When you had to go to the library to look up information?  Or, maybe if you were lucky, mom and dad had a whole set of encyclopedias in the home, so you could look up “universe” from the comfort of your couch.

We’re well past that now.  Anything you want to know – and I mean anything – you can find out on the internet.  A few clicks, and the world opens right at your fingertips.  Now I know progress and technology are good things – they certainly make my life easier!  But it seems to me that this era of instant information also has its drawbacks.  We have become so accustomed to being able access information about everything instantly, and that spills over into every area of our lives.  We think that we should be able to efficiently plan and map out our whole lives in the same way.  “If I go to this school and get this degree, then I’ll be able to get this job, make this money, and live in this neighborhood, which means I’ll meet these kinds of people who will open these kinds of doors, and I’ll have the kind of life I think works best for me.”

Now there’s nothing wrong with a little planning . . .  But when you live your life like an internet search – if I plug in this, then I’ll get that – you forget one unpredictable factor:   God.  God’s plan for our lives requires that we trust that God has the ultimate vision for our success and well-being, and that God  is coordinating every detail to work out for our good.  And no, God is not going to tell us all about it.  We just have to trust and believe that, even though we can’t see it all on our computer screen, it’s coming to pass just the same.  Some say seeing is believing.  But if you have to see to believe, then where’s your faith?  And ultimately, it’s all about our faith.  Do you believe God or don’t you?  And if you believe God, just walk as God leads and God will take you places you’ve never even dreamed about.

May God bless your week.