I went on a road trip this past weekend towards a destination I had mixed feelings about. I didn’t know what it was going to be like when I got there and I was mostly afraid of the unknown. We were traveling through the countryside and I was praying as we went along. As I looked out the window I saw rows and rows of crops–corn, I believe–growing. From a distance, it all looked to be one big, intimidating mass of growth–no beginning, no ending, just growth and growth and growth and it was easy to get scared at the vastness of it. There seemed to be no way through it. No path, no plan. Just massive amounts of growth. There was no avoiding it.
But as you got closer to it, you could see neat and orderly lines, neat and orderly rows of growth. As if whoever planted the seeds had a plan in mind for the growth of the fruit.
And in that moment, as I feared the unknown and the pain of a “growth opportunity” in front of me, I sensed God speaking into my spirit, “Step, and your path will be illuminated.”
Just step. Each step brings you closer to the masses of growth that intimidate you, but with each step you begin to more clearly see the plot and layout of the Master Gardener who planted the seeds in your life in the first place. Each step brings you closer to the neatness and order of His plans for you, which are growth. You begin to see that there is a path after all; there is a plan. Each step brings more clarity, but if you never start going you’ll never get there. He will illuminate your path as you go.
“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.”