Not Knowing Where You Are Going
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. - Hebrews 11:8
Do you ever feel like you don’t know where God is calling you? Join the club!
One of the biggest feasts of Israel’s year started off with the line, "My father was a wandering Aramean” which was a reference to Abraham (who was from Aram) not knowing where he was going besides a general call from Yahweh. So you’re in good company if you sense God leading you to take some risks and to adventure out there but don’t have the details all sorted out yet.
Yesterday we looked at how God calls us to rootedness. That rootedness stands in tension with the adventure of pilgrimage. Neither is wrong; both are essential on the journey of faith. Do you have a sense of which season you are in right now?
Think of pilgrimage as a physical journey with a spiritual purpose. If you have clarity about God’s call to take some big risks and to go on pilgrimage these days, ask Jesus to give you the courage to embrace the ambiguity of not knowing where you’re going. If you don’t have any sense of what risks Jesus has next for you, ask the Spirit to guide you.