This week, I have ventured out of the house. I went to the dentist, the store and the hair salon. I am thankful to be healthy. I have to admit that there is an art to finding the right mask, that is breathable, and you don’t look like you are wearing a gas mask. If you don’t pick the right one, you cannot breath, and all you can do is think about getting it off before you have a panic attack. You need a mask that you can breath in and hopefully see out of, that is tricky too.
Wearing a mask, limits my vision, and I focus on keeping the mask on my face and trying to follow the rules. This is like everyday in the world, we cannot see all that God has planned for us. Instead, we are focused on getting through the day, adhering to the rules of the world, all the while, not really knowing what lays ahead.
We were home for three months. During that time, I put my trust in God. When times are uncertain, I have to push back my fears and concentrate, so I can listen to the Lord. Even if I don’t understand it, and it doesn’t seem to make sense. Stop and listen. God gives us signs, even if it is a whisper in your head that gives clear direction. God’s dominion is forever and ever. God is always good, so anything from God will be utterly good, righteous and pure. If it is angry, malicious, mean, unkind or not building up our families, friends and neighbors, that is Satan. God wants to build us up. God wants us to build others up. We just need to mute all the other noise in our heads and listen to the Lord.
How great are His signs,
And how mighty His wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And His dominion is from generation to generation.
—Daniel 4:3 (NKJV)
We have limited vision for our future. We would be astounded to see God’s vision for our lives. We cannot handle the whole picture, so God reveals his plan for us in small parts. If you are like me, I wonder if I can do each part. I constantly remind myself that God will help me, guide me and equip me. If God wants me to do it, he is going to make it happen.
“Look among the nations and watch—
Be utterly astounded!
For I will work a work in your days
Which you would not believe, though it were told you.“
—Habakkuk 1:5 (NKJV)
We can only see a small part of God’s plan. It may not make sense, because we cannot see the whole picture. Let go of what you can see and trust in God to lead you steadily through his plan.