Does the future scare you? You don’t need to be afraid if you will simply follow what God tells you to do. He will reveal His will to you a little bit at a time—like a scroll being unrolled. As you obey what He has shown you, He will give you more revelation.
When God led Israel through the wilderness, Scripture tells us, “The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go” (Nehemiah 9:19). Although God does not lead us in exactly the same way today, He still guides us by illuminating our paths.
Walk in the light you have. He may be shining just enough light on your path to take one step. As you take that step, He will give light for another step, and so on. When you are driving at night, you do not see the entire highway lit up all at once. You can only see how far your car’s headlights will shine down the road. But as your car moves forward, the light keeps shining ahead of you. Eventually you will reach your destination by following the light.
In the same way, as you walk in faith by what God has revealed, He will continue to give you light so you can travel on the right path. God says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.” (Psalms 32:8). (Peter Lord & Kent Crockett, 10 Secrets to Life’s Biggest Challenges, Bloomington, MN: Chosen Books, 2012, p.38).
May the Lord bless you as He leads you in His will in 2013!
Coming in April 2013: Slaying Your Giants by Kent Crockett (Hendrickson Publishers)
Coming in August 2013: The Sure Cure for Worry by Kent Crockett (Chosen Books)