Going without knowing….

The evening that we arrived in Nashville, our friend, Jack, read us the Daily Devotional from “My Utmost For His Highest” and it couldn’t have been more perfect:
He obeyed and went out, not knowing where he was going —Hebrews 11:8

Have you ever “gone out” in this way? If so, there is no logical answer possible when anyone asks you what you are doing. One of the most difficult questions to answer in Christian work is, “What do you expect to do?”You don’t know what you are going to do. The only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing. Continually examine your attitude toward God to see if you are willing to “go out” in every area of your life, trusting in God entirely. It is this attitude that keeps you in constant wonder, because you don’t know what God is going to do next. Each morning as you wake, there is a new opportunity to “go out,” building your confidence in God. “. . . do not worry about your life . . . nor about the body . . .” In other words, don’t worry about the things that concerned you before you did “go out.”

Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do— He reveals to you who He is. Do you believe in a miracle-working God, and will you “go out” in complete surrender to Him until you are not surprised one iota by anything He does?

Believe God is always the God you know Him to be when you are nearest to Him. Then think how unnecessary and disrespectful worry is! Let the attitude of your life be a continual willingness to “go out” in dependence upon God, and your life will have a sacred and inexpressible charm about it that is very satisfying to Jesus. You must learn to “go out” through your convictions, creeds, or experiences until you come to the point in your faith where there is nothing between yourself and God.

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2 thoughts on “Going without knowing….

  1. I was just considering this morning about how when we “try to find meaning” to life it can seem elusive. On the other hand, as we “bring meaning” to life it changes everything. There is a lovely and lively freedom knowing that we make a difference in our world by the way we bring ourself to it each day! Though it (we) may seem or feel insignificant much of the time, how we engage our today may be the greatest of all contributions.

  2. Thanks for sharing this! It definitely has been applying to my life right now too with my life after grad school…. Been praying for you lots. Love you.

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