Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of the Spirit are fought to map change.
~ Muhammad Ali /Garrett lol ~
Maps always confused me growing up. All the lines on the map overwhelmed me and the distance to get where you planned, seem like a never ending story. The drive to wherever I went always bored me to death. Buts as I grew up I now enjoy the ride even more. I like seeing all the things we passed and I’m so amazed by the new things I see, and it blows me away when I look back to know how far we have gotten. The crazy thing is when I get to the destination I actually enjoy the journey more than the place.
Being 29 I still hate maps but the map of God is a map I have learned to love. Even though it’s possibly the hardest map to understand it’s still the most peaceful if you let it. No one will understand his map and no one will understand the journey but the one thing you will understand if you surrender is his love and trust. The journey will supply a wisdom of love you can never understand because he will catch you every time you feel alone. He will show you how all things work together and he will never leave you out of the equation. But the key to experiencing this journey is trust. Without trust is impossible to see anything.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Yesterday I met a woman, she was homeless and struggles with letting go of the drugs that have held her back for so long. As I was speaking to her she just opened her life and told me she got raped as a little girl, and she never looked at herself the same way. She eventually got married and lived in a nice home, until one day her husband decided to leave her, this was the start of her homeless journey. She had no family this then lead her to be on the streets which then got her into drugs, now unconsciously desiring death. At this time she was in tears, and at the end, she looked up at me and said: “where is the love” at that moment the love was right in front of her. God had let me be apart of her journey and he put me in an equation that was beyond my self. I told her everything I saw in her and how God has a perfect plan for you if you hold on to him. She cried as if she hasn’t cried for years. She said no one has ever said anything about me since I have been homeless, everyone looks at me as if I have a disease of a criminal but not a human being.
I am so thankful to play a part in helping her get a home and off the streets. This experience made every problem in my life go out the door and just focusing on serving. The journey is a beautiful thing! Just open your eyes so you can see it! Follow the map and you will find that the map is really not a map its just there to show you how far you have gotten.