“LORD, WE STARTED CONFUSED”
I documented my journey with God and His call upon my life to serve in ministry beginning from Eruwa. I sent it to my dear pastor as I was leaving Akwa-Ibom State after my national youth service.
Pastor prayed for me as I went to bid him farewell. He said in prayer, “Lord, a lot of us started confused, but in the midst of it all, you brought us to clarity. Lord, bring your son to clarity”. I said Amen.
Dear one, there will be hidden realms on every journey of vision; therefore, every step must be taken by faith!
The writer of Hebrews painted Abraham’s journey of faith with some powerful words:
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. Hebrews 11:8 NLT
Did you see that? Abraham went without knowing where he was going. That is probably very interesting. They would ask Abram, “So where are you relocating to?” He would say, “I don’t know. I only know I am on a journey”.
This is why we limit conversations on vision to the circle of those who can understand our dealings with God and give us the push even though we are not absolutely clear yet. It is a journey.
This initial step of faith is very essential. If you sit to do the SWOT analysis of your dealings at times, you will do nothing.
God asked a dear father once when they were about to embark on a huge project, and he was worried:
“Has there been anything I asked you to do that you had all you needed before you started?” No, Lord!
Has there been anything I asked you to do that you started and did not complete? No, Lord!
Then the Lord asked him, “So why are you then worried? Go and get it started”. And that was all he needed.
Don’t abscond on an entire generation because of your analytical skills. Sometimes, you simply will not know, but you know the one who has instructed.
Sometimes, the cure to “I do not know” is to step out without knowing, and it gets clearer.
For those who are writing it all on paper, it is great, too. Faith does not negate planning, but note that most times, what you see on the field will require dynamics that the notes you took in class cannot provide answers to. So, plan but also be audacious.
temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa.