This week has been a week of discovery of sorts for me. I have had multiple conversations with people and they have all been centered around the same thought or principle…my vision or path is unclear right now.
I know from my own personal experience how hard and frustrating this can be. I have wrestled with God on this very topic so many times. This week alone it has come up with a pastor friend of mine, a truly gifted Christian Coach, my friends, my ministry partners, and even myself. If you were really honest with yourself you have probably even have wrestled with this a time or too.
Where you are walking in God’s Word, where you are seeking His will for your life, and yet there is nothing. It’s just…
You wrestle with God, earnestly seek Him, and yet it feels so terribly lonely.
I love this verse in Isaiah 42:16 where it says,
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them.”
Ah, now doesn’t that make you feel good. God’s word says that He will lead the “blind”…and yet, isn’t that what it feels like when you are in the fog? Like you are blind; you are able to move forward, you are able to seek and live for Him, and yet you just can’t see in front of you.
“Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter.”
I just love that…even in the darkness (or the fog) we still have an opportunity to shine God’s light to every one around us. I know I know, I can hear you sighing all the way through the internet and my laptop, but hang with me here. If in our darkness (fog) we carried ourselves different, held our heads up higher, straightened our backs, and still stood tall for God wouldn’t our friends, family, and neighbors see that even in the midst of our stuff we didn’t give up.
2 Corinthians 3:18
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory,
are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory,
which comes from the Lord,
who is the Spirit.”
Friends, I know that the fog can be overwhelming at times…believe me, I have had foggy days, weeks, and even months, but I know that I know that I know that God had a plan for it. I didn’t like, wouldn’t want to do it again, but know without a shadow of a doubt that my foggy season was for a reason and in the midst of it I had a chance (as do you) to glorify God.