Is what’s helpful outside a restaurant helpful from God? Would it help if life came with this sign?

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I don’t remember the title, but when I was in High School there was a book that made the rounds about Knowing God’s Plan For Your Life. While it was backed up with scripture — or at least sprinkled with scripture — I didn’t buy into the premise there was one thing I was going to do with my life.

Hello, have you heard of permutations? When classmates would ask our math teacher, “When are we every going to use this?” I thought, all the blooming time! I have to stop myself from thinking about the possible combinations and their results. One can get lost in that swamp. So, why, would God in his infinite mercy, creativity and overall sense of fun limit us to


Themes and giftings and tendencies. Yes, that I see. Today I was listening to a podcast about life callings/purposes. Having done a big chunk of life in one context and now doing it in another, did my call change?

I think it morphed and expanded and shifted. Changed? Not really.

But has it been a clear “Go that way” kind of path? Not really. And while I’m approaching a blind curve I toy with the idea of wanting to know what’s coming, wanting to be spared the agony and doubt, wanting to be assured this will end well. The truth is, if I knew exactly where it was heading, it would take some of the fun out and add more fear than I’d desire.

Life is more poetic when we have the whole map available.

What about you? Would you like more information on your life path? Or are you content with the amount of information we’re given?

Categories: Personality, Signs



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  1. Diane April 14, 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

    I am so glad I wasn’t told what was going to happen. From March 2012 to Sept 2013 we had 4 untimely deaths to deal with (2 suicides, 2 possible suicides!!) and then kids leaving home and making mistakes, etc. I am so so glad I wasn’t told what was going to happen. This was not what I signed up for. Yes it would have been great if I’d got some reassurance I’d make it through, but I did so ….
    So no just one day at a time please God :)

    And thought you might like this –
    My husband forwarded me this from the Glasgow Prophetic Centre
    “‘I see your struggles and your circumstances’, says the Lord. ‘I see the weariness that has come as a result of all that you have endured. You have been faithful in the trial but it has cost you, physically and emotionally.’

    For those for whom this resonates, listen to what the Lord says to you: ‘Today I come to mark this as a new season. A season of rest, rejuvenation and restoration. As you learn to rest in me, I want you to know a rejuvenation in your whole being. I want to put a spring back in your step! For I am coming to restore your physical energy as well as your capacity for all I have for you in your spirit. This is a season to rest, but not switch off to the things of my spirit and my kingdom. As you rest, I am sharpening you. As I rejuvenate you, your spirit is coming back to life and joy and hope is being restored.’

    Psalm 23:1-3
    The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me besides quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”

  2. Brenda April 15, 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Overall, I consider it a grace that we don’t know what our futures hold. Even now, while it would help me to have even a vague assurance that my life will eventually get better and more fulfilling, I couldn’t bear the knowledge if it won’t. :\

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