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Route Overview
By Joel Osteen - Nov 24, 2017

Similar to a navigation system, God has a route overview for your life. He not only knows your final destination, He knows the best way to get you there. But God doesn't show you the route overview. He doesn't tell you how it's going to happen, how long it's going to take, or where the funds are going to come from. He doesn't give you a blueprint for your whole life. If you had all the facts, you wouldn't need any faith. He's going to send you out not knowing everything.

The Scripture says, "Your word is a lamp to my feet, a light on my path" (Psalm 119:105). "A lamp" implies you have enough light to see right in front of you. He's not giving you the light that shows your life for the next fifty years. It's more like the headlights of a car. When you're driving at night, with your low beam headlights you can only see a hundred feet or so in front of you. You don't stop driving because you can't see your destination that's twenty-five miles ahead. You just keep going, seeing as much as the lights allow, knowing you'll eventually arrive at your destination.

My question is, will you take the next step that God gives you with the light you have? We all want to be comfortable, but walking in God's perfect will is going to make you a little uncomfortable. You're not going to be sure how it's all going to work out, but that's when you'll learn to trust God in a greater way. God is not interested only in the destination. He's teaching you along the way; He's getting you prepared and growing you up. He will lead you purposefully into situations where you're in over your head. That's a test.

Are you going to let the fear of what you can't see hold you back? Or are you going to be bold and step into the unknown? The unknown is where miracles happen. The unknown is where you discover abilities that you never knew you had. The unknown is where you'll accomplish more than you ever dreamed. Just because you don't have the details doesn't mean God doesn't have the details. If you'll have the courage to step into the unknown and do what you know He's asking you to do, doors will open that you could never have opened, the right people will show up, you'll have the resources you need. He has what you need to go to the next level.

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