Monday, January 8, 2018

Todd Galberth's "Decrease" Devotional Notes: Day 8

Yesterday in the "Decrease" devotional, Todd Galberth explained that when we take God out of the box, He'll take us out of the box. Today's lesson added a condition to that "unboxing": Before God can trust us with a larger territory, more money, influence, etc., we have to show Him that we can follow "Directions." That was day 8's title.

Todd Galberth - "Decrease" devotional / Todd Galberth online store

Today's "Medicine Music" was KJ Scriven's "Lead Me." I had never heard the song before, so I had to look it up on YouTube. At first listen, I thought it was beautiful, a cry out to God for guidance, but it became even more poignant when I noticed the cover art. It's a picture of KJ walking through a wooded area with a blindfold on. That spoke to me in two ways: In this life, we either feel like we're following God blindly, or we have 20/20 vision. In both instances, He still has to lead. Let me explain.

KJ Scriven - "Lead Me" - single (2016) / Amazon

Oftentimes, God gives us instructions that we don't understand. Sometimes it will feel like we're blind because we can't see what's ahead of us. There's no way for us to know ahead of time what He has planned, but we have to follow Him anyway, trusting that He will lead us in the right direction. On the other side of the coin, God can give us dreams, ideas, and goals that seem ridiculous to the people around us. If you tell your friends and acquaintances about the vision that God has given you and they look at you like you're crazy, it's because the vision is only clear for you. While you're seeing things 20/20, they'll try to convince you it's impossible because they don't understand it. Here's the thing: It's not meant for them to understand.

The blessing attached to God's purpose for your life has your name on it -- nobody else's -- so if God tells you to do something, do it. Don't ask questions, don't think twice. The more time you spend thinking about it, the more you'll try to talk yourself out of your miracle because it 'doesn't make sense.' It might not make sense to "them", and it might not even make sense to you right now, but continue to lean on God. No matter what it looks like, He still has plans for your life. It's up to you to believe that. Trust what you can't see (or what "they" can't see) and follow directions.

Day 8 takeaway: Even when I don't know where I'm going (Hint: We never know where we're going until we get there!), God has already mapped out my journey and secured my destination. That's why the root word of destination is destiny. He knows exactly where I'll land. Less of me, more of He.