WITHOUT A MAP

DAY 51 OF 365 OF 2021

Luke 5:27,28 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

There is a particular cycling path on my way to the train station which I have always wanted to pass to see where it might lead. However, I had been unable to because I neither wanted to be late in the morning nor delay my arrival home after work. And normally, I would use a map to have a fair idea of where an unknown path leads but after work one particular day, I just turned unto this path out of my curiosity. It ultimately led to a dead end, but I located a part of my local area I had never seen before.

It was an unknown path, but prior knowledge that every path usually leads into another, and the fact that you can always retrace your steps when you hit a brick wall made it a little easier to pursue this ride. This trip came to mind when I read Levi’s call today. His prompt response to the invitation of Jesus to follow without a full plan is not unusual on our walk with God. It seemed the plan was to set off without a plan.

We could compare this to ascending a flight of stairs with the intention to reach another floor, but all that is visible is a single step. The question then becomes ‘would you take that step or would you wait for the expected  remainder to appear before taking the first step?

Beloved, to the world, seeing is believing; so the full staircase before the first step. However, in the walk of faith, the reverse is true because ‘believing is seeing’. You may not have been shown a map yet, but you might be asked to get going as happened with Abraham. Nonetheless, if you have faith in God who has sent you on that path and invited you to walk with Him, you will know that He always has in hand a map with a destination and the plan to get there. So take the first step anyways.

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