Keep the Vision Before You
As I opened my Bible one morning before Thai school, it fell open to Psalm 40. I have a lot written on the side of it for I have a journaling Bible. My Daddy bought me one for I always wanted to write in it but at the same time I didn’t want to “mess it up” with some scribbles of my thoughts. I’m thankful I eventually got over that idea and wrote this down for I had completely forgotten about it.
Back in February 2017, I went through a breakup with my boyfriend that I didn’t see coming. The next week was our Church’s prayer meeting night. As I knelt down at my pew to pray, I began to beg God to take the pain away and was asking Him what was really going on in my life.
Next thing I knew…”I saw myself standing on a very narrow path, not meant for two at the moment, but just meant for me. As I looked and turned all around me there was just tall, yellow grass. I didn’t see God but I felt Him move my shoulders straight as I was turning all around as if He was showing me to be still and stay focused. He said, “Keep walking and serving.” And so I started walking one step at a time. Not looking behind me but my eyes focused on where God was leading me. The path was very long and narrow in front of me. I could see further ahead, even though it was far away, I was going down hill and into a forest of the unknown.”
I can’t help but cry tears about the overwhelming grace that God gives me. I don’t ever give Him enough credit. As I’m sitting here reading what I wrote out, this shows me how much God prepares my way even if I don’t see Him doing it at that moment. Looking back now, I can totally see it.
That field represented the yellow rice field I saw when God told me to go serve in Thailand later at the end of that year. I had no idea that Thailand would even be in my vocabulary that year or ever in my life. That path meant for one was because He knew I needed to be single for the task up ahead. That forest showed me that I didn’t know what was ahead but He did and still does every step that I take.
Psalm 40:2 “He drew me up from out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”
Psalm 40:8 “I delight to do your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”
What a joyous morning it was going to Thai school with a spring in my step knowing that I’m in the middle of the forest, the unknown, but I know that this is where God has me.
Don’t lose your focus, your joy, your meaning, your passion my friends! He already drew us up out of the pit! So keep walking! Keep the vision before you that God has given to you.