Sometimes in the hurriedness our lives can become, I’m swamped by doubts. Am I doing the right thing? Am I following God’s plan for me? Wherever I go, life swirls around me in a blizzard of activities and chores and obligations mixed with those things I’m called to do: write, coach, teach, be a husband and father, serve God through my church. I feel as lost as a goose in a snowstorm.
When this happens, I know I’ve drifted from my anchor. I’m caught up in the activities of life and lose sight of the why—the purpose—of life. It’s not to check things off my to do list. It’s not to achieve goals, although that’s important. But if the goals are those I’ve made by myself for myself, what good are they? How do they honor him? Are they the goals he has for me?
At times, this confusion can almost paralyze me or make me question my purpose and I wonder how I can ever find my way through the maze surrounding me. When this happens, I know it’s time to stop whatever I’m doing and make time to be quiet, to listen, to reconnect.
And then I’ll hear God like I did recently when he brought me to this passage: Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Psalm 73:23-24 (NLT)
In the cyclone of busyness and confusion, he is still my anchor; he is with me always, holding onto to my right hand. He has a glorious destiny for me and leads me toward it every day.
And he has a glorious destiny for you as well. For all of us.
No matter where we go, there he is—holding out his hand. All we have to do is take it.
Take his hand today and enjoy the journey he has for you.