“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far.  It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. 
Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.” 
~Walt Whitman


If we don’t know where we’re going, every road will lead nowhere. I’ve written so many blogs about goals and searching for the “One Thing.” I invite you to go back if the destination is still foggy. The archives are there. Uncovering our unique paths is the heartbeat here and that is often a process.

But knowing the destination is not always enough.

A step in that direction is required. God will not magically take you somewhere. He asks you to go.

What action…what step…have you taken today to walk closer toward your goal, even if the end point is out of focus?

Are you waiting for everything to line up and make sense before you step?

That will get you nowhere. God doesn’t promise all the answers before faith. Faith is blind. Faith is bold. Faith is reckless. Why do we need faith if we’ve pre-determined the next hour?

We live so carefully, however. How immobile are we. The only boldness is seen in our question of why God doesn’t act in our life.

Have I acted? What is required of me?

Matthew 14:29-31 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him,  saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”

We come this week to the “How” question.

How, God?

One step. The first step out of the boat. Blindly. Eyes out.

Water is not like a road that leads somewhere. The sea is vast. Sometimes we don’t see a horizon, yet Jesus invites us to walk toward Him, sometimes toward an unknown.

“How” is action. Choice is active.

How will you choose?

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