The Bible tells us in Psalm 119:105 that God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. No where do we see that God shows us the whole picture. Joseph did have dreams that his family would bow down to him, but he was not shown the path that would take him there. He walked that path one “step” at a time and it wasn’t always pleasant. God’s Word is a lamp to our feet, showing us the next step we should take. It is a life of faith, trusting Him and the path He has before us.
I have been serving as the Associate Pastor of Children & Youth in the church for the last several years. For awhile, I’ve felt that my days there were numbered. I did not know why I felt that way, but I couldn’t “shake it”. The song by Sidewalk Prophets, Help Me Find It, began to resonate with me. I saw God leading me in a new direction, but I did not know what path I was to take. The chorus of the song says, “…. If there’s a road I should walk, help me find it. If I need to be still, give me peace for the moment….” Whatever Your will… can you help me find it.” Those words became my prayer.
About a decade ago, I had the same sense that God was preparing me for something, but I didn’t know what it was then either. It was after I walked the path back then (2004) that God led me to the church where I served as the Assoc. Pastor of Children & Youth. Now I was sensing the same thing again, that God was doing something in me.
Ecclesiastes 3 tells us that there is a season for everything. I realized that my time serving in the church as the Associate Pastor of Children & Youth was coming to an end, that that season of my life was over and a new season was about to begin, but I still didn’t know where the path would lead. I saw God doing great things in ministry and when I re-considered staying, God continually spoke to me and said it was time and this season of ministry was about to end.
I recently stepped down from that position and currently am not serving in a church. For those who know me from Awana, yes, that means that I am not connected to an Awana club this year. The first time in about 2 decades. Because of my connections, I do have the opportunity to assist in several Awana clubs in the area and other ministry opportunities, like leading workshops at conferences, speaking, etc.
I still have a strong passion for ministry and although I do not know the road that I should travel right now, I do have peace that that season of my ministry is over. He has given me peace for the moment and I still pray that whatever His will, that He would help me find it… and I know He will.
How about you? Are you following the path God has prepared for you? Are you having trouble knowing the road to walk? God’s Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. Seek God, and let the words to this song be your prayer, as it was, and is mine.