What does a “faith journey” look like? One can say that our entire lives can be called faith journeys, but for this blog post, I’m talking about real journeys, real trips–the ones that involve some geographical distance and usually a mode of transportation. But faith journeys are not your ordinary trips. Here’s how I define it:
- starts when you step out of your comfort zone
- involves going down a path you’ve never gone before
- has no promised results
- has no definite road map
- requires you to trust, rely, and get direction from God
My faith journey took place between April and July. I will tell you this:
- I went to the US without knowing where exactly I would be going and when I needed to go
- My plans changed as the days went by
- It did not turn out the way I expected
- There were a lot of surprising (not necessarily pleasant) adventures along the way
- My faith was stretched
- My character was tested and shaped
- I learned a lot
- I experienced God’s grace and love like never before
Maybe God’s telling you to go somewhere and you’ve been too scared. Maybe He’s not calling you right now, but He will one day. If that time has come or when that time finally comes, I just want to encourage you to take that step of faith. If you need provision, if you need confirmation, if you need a miracle, here’s what you need to do: ASK. He knows what’s up ahead even if you don’t. And if He called you, He’s already paved the way for you.
God is so wise, faithful, and so full of love. Throw away your preconceived notions and open your mind and heart to what God wants to do (and it’s not always about you…I learned that on the way, too!). The great news is that–in the greater scheme of things–His plan is not just better…it’s the BEST.
It took me forever to write this post, because I knew that my words would not do justice to the whole experience. What I experienced was beyond words. Thank you Lord for this wonderful journey–You are the best travel partner ever. Thank you to my family for sending me off with a blessing. And more than the places and the experiences, the best part of the trip was being able to spend time with all of these people (press play to see the rest!):
You made the journey so worth it.
Now to go back to the topic of this post: do I think you should go on a faith journey?