I was at lunch with a dear friend the other day, and God impacted our lives in a major way!
It had been a few months since we had some one on one time, and we knew it was long overdue. As we chatted about the new things that were happening in each other's lives, it was clear that this time together was orchestrated by God. I recall her saying, "Jack, I'm good; I just want to know for sure what my purpose is!" "You know, it would be good to know for sure in what direction I'm headed!" "I sense that there is so much in me, that He wants to do. I just want to know what it is!"
Can't we all identify with this question?
Whether it's the loud question right now or the one of your last season; it's one that we all face at one point or another. As I listened to her deeply rooted desire to find out the travel plans that were set for her life, I was reminded of how the "seeking for my purpose season" came to an end in my own life! I told her, that you just have to sit back and enjoy the ride and let God drive.
I remember it like it was yesterday...I woke up and realized that I was already in the car! I could see my driver breathe a sigh of relief when I finally stopped asking him, "Hey, where are we going?" To my surprise,
I discovered that from the moment I decided to get in the car, He had managed to put the car in gear, back onto the road, and began navigating my journey towards my destination. I realized that we made it to every appointment that was set for me along the way, and I never missed out on anything that was for me. Not only that but somehow I knew exactly what I was supposed to be doing when I arrived at each destination.
While I rode on this journey called purpose, I realized that just by being in the car, purpose was being fulfilled!
From that moment forward, I leaned my seat back, enjoyed the conversation, let my window down and began to enjoy the ride. I realized that as long as I had a good driver that knew exactly where He was taking me, I had no reason to worry, fear, or want control! I could just ride!!!!
Wheeew! I'm so glad that my passenger driving days are over, because from that vantage point; the journey is no fun!