You don’t have to know where you are going

Tomorrow I’m leaving. Though I have no idea where I’m going, there’s a ticket with my name on it. Seriously I don’t know my destination and probably couldn’t pronounce it if I did. All I know is it’s going to be fabulous. You don’t have to know where you are going to know it’s good.

How can I be sure?

With a barely contained grin, my son planned the trip and assures me it will exceed my imagination. Our relationship is special and we both like adventure, so I’ll hop on board to who-knows-where with a gleam in my eye too. I trust him because we like the same things and I know he loves me.

How much more should we trust God’s plans when the destination is unknown?

Ephesians 3:20, “God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” MSG

Bumpy ride

Events of the last three years of my life are strung together like ugly charms on a bracelet. They are not journeys I chose, but God leads me to good places even when it’s necessary to go through the Valley of Death to get there. On top of the other hard stuff, I recently lost my voice, which thankfully returned 36 hours after I wrote THIS post. (Thanks so much for your prayers)

God always delivers us, though sometimes not the way we choose.

2 Timothy 3:10-11, “You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, sufferings…Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.” NIV

Worth it

Whenever I travel, the muscles in my upper back spasm in loud protest to the weight of bags pulling my shoulders. Sitting in a hard, narrow seat for hours jams the vertebrae in my lower back together. Unbalanced meals never timed quiet right, coupled with handfuls of medication make nausea my travel companion.

Nonetheless, the destination is worth the temporary discomfort.

Psalm 30:5b, “Weeping may spend the night, but there is joy in the morning.” HCSB

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Where are we going?

God has a plan for my good and His glory. Getting there is a bit painful these days, but He’s ultimately taking me to a place where I’ll forever be in His presence. Besides, when life flows smoothly, I tend to wander off. For now, I trust Him through turbulence or even a few crash landings because I know He loves me.

He loves you too. Where are you going?

Psalm 119:67, “I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word.” NLT

Destination: FUN

While I am wherever-I-am, I’m going to enjoy the company and the destination for the moment because it’s going to be fun when I get there.

Is your journey messy? Don’t get off the plane; close your eyes, listen to praise music and think about how wonderful it will be when you finally arrive wherever-He’s-taking-you. When you don’t know where God is leading, remember, surprise destinations are the best. Trust Him.

2 Corinthians 4:17, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” NLT

You don’t have to know where you are going

Neither do I, but I’ll find out tomorrow. For the rest of the story, I’m posting my travels pictures on Instagram if you’d like to join me.

 

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  1. How fun to go on a trip with a surprise destination! Funny how we don’t tend to look at it that way on the journey of life with God as the trip planner, even though we know we can trust Him. Thanks for the perspective.