Somewhere Between Certainty and Destiny

GOD told Abram: "Leave your country, your family, and your father's home for a land that I will show you. I'll make you a great nation and bless you. I'll make you famous;you'll be a blessing. I'll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I'll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you." - Genesis 12:1-3 (MSG) Imagine how Abram (Abraham) must have felt when God told him to leave everything that way comfortable and familiar to him to enter a land that God would show him. In other words, leave what you know and take a quantum leap of faith. After the directions, God gave made him a promise that if he obeyed he would be blessed. Not only would Abram be blessed but he others would be blessed through him. We love when God promises us blessings. We get excited and forget that between certainty and destiny we take a trip through the land of doubt, fear, and uncertainty. Life is never a straight road. Sometimes we experience detours, wrong turn, or we simply lose our way. Destiny is a term we hear a lot whether it be in the secular world or the house of God. But what is destiny? The dictionary defines destiny as a predetermined course of events often held to be irresistible power or agency. I agree with the part about it being predetermined. I believe destiny is a destination. The events of your life orchestrated by God are leading you to the plan and purpose He created you for. I don’t believe your destiny is one single destination but many. You were destined to do many things. While on the road of life, God is constantly giving you directions to get you to your destiny. However, there are times when you have to rely on the last direction you were given. What do I mean? There are times when God speaks to you a lot and there are times when He is silent. Have you ever used a GPS? A GPS is a great help when you are driving especially when you’re going somewhere you have never been. You start out at a familiar point and plug in the address that you need directions to. As wonderful as an invention the GPS is, here is one main flaw. Sometimes you stumble into an area where the GPS cannot connect to the satellite. Therefore the voice that had been guiding you becomes silent. But you continue to drive praying you remember the last set of directions. For what seems like a long and agonizing period, the GPS is silent. That’s how the Lord is. He gives directions and then is quiet. You begin to feel like He has left you and may wonder if you’re going the right way. All of a sudden, the voice on the GPS comes back on and continues to guide you. Most of the time, you have been going the right way. Every once in a while, you’ll hear her say redirecting if you inadvertently made a wrong turn and she gets you back on track. That is just how the Lord does us. The awesome thing is that even if you have gotten off track, He still leads you to your destiny. You may be on the road of uncertainty on your way to your destiny as I am. I encourage you to keep the faith.