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Destiny and Detours – Destination Confirmation

Cubicle FarmKey Bible Verse:  God guided all of them by sending a cloud that moved along ahead of them, and he brought them all safely through the waters of the sea.  – 1 Corinthians 10:1

Bonus Reading:  Psalm 32:8-11

Sometimes, in the midst of the zigs and the zags, we become discouraged.  If the progress seems slow or we appear to be going in the opposite direction, we even begin to doubt whether there is a point B.  Maybe that’s not God’s goal, we begin to say.  Maybe I wanted it so bad I just psyched myself into it.

If God is lovingly leading us toward His intended goal, how does He keep us encouraged and affirm the direction He’s taking us?

If point B is of God, He’ll find ways of coming to you and letting you know that’s where He’s taking you.  It may be that while you’re over there in this side cubicle, and nobody knows you work for the company, that somebody who phones in to do business with your company will find you at your desk, and say, “Are you still at that desk?  I would think that by now with the abilities you have you’d be … ”  And out of the blue, of all the positions in the company, he picks point B—and you’ve never breathed a word to anyone.  In your heart you hear God saying, “I am reminding you.”

God will also give you a tangible sense of His presence.  You’ll have a palpable sense of His nearness, His protection, and His guidance.

—Don Sunukjian in Preaching Today

My Response:  What indicator of God’s good intentions for me can I hang on to today?

Thought to Apply: Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.—Winston Churchill (statesman)

Adapted from Preaching Today (Tape 251)

Prayer for the Week:  Lord, decrease my preoccupation with my destination and increase my concern for the process You are using to shape my character.
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