Direction (noun): The course that must be taken in order to reach a destination.
Twice a year I sit down and ask myself "Am I going in the direction of my dreams, or am I allowing God to lead me in the direction of HIS?" I normally ask myself this question at the beginning of the year (while writing out my goals), and during the halfway mark (to make sure that I am still taking the correct course of action.) However, this year I realize that I’ve asked myself this question many times throughout the year. It's as if I refuse to miss the mark or allow myself to get in the way of HIS moves in my life.
This past Saturday, I was sitting on the train heading to the city to meet up with my girls for our weekly cell group meeting (bible study.) I was preparing for the meeting and looking over past notes and bible scriptures to make sure my lesson was ready. While doing so an older woman sitting next to me noticed that I was reading the bible and tapped me on the shoulder. She apologized and admitted that she had been ease-dropping on my studies but wanted to let me know that she loved seeing young people reading the Bible. She went on to tell me that she had been reading her Bible earlier and that she felt that what she read needed to be shared with me. She began to recite Proverbs 3:5 and said that she felt that I specifically needed to hear that scripture for something that I needed in my life. A few seconds later the train stopped at Marcy Avenue, she told me goodbye and exited the train. It wasn't until later that day that I would understand why I needed this message and how it would help so many others.
When I arrived in the city to teach my lesson, I had a vision. It basically showed me that this year so many people (myself included!) are being stretched and taken to higher levels. Through this stretching period God is asking more of us to do things that we normally wouldn't do. Instead of giving up because we think we are not capable, or that it is too overwhelming, He’s asking us to trust him and that through him it is possible. He doesn't want us to lean unto our own understanding, but to instead push past our doubts and fears and follow the direction HE is leading in our lives! :)