Without knowing our destination, any journey becomes a series of wandering trails. Stephen Convey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Sucessful People, suggests we must "begin with the end in mind"; this is so true! I clearly understand the significance of knowing my destination.
My journey with Jesus has a glorious end in which I will be home with Him. That journey consists of many small steps filled with teachable moments. Sometimes however, I miss the point of what Jesus intends for me to learn with each small step.
The disciples missed a teachable moment when they failed to learn the lesson from the feeding of the 5,000 (Mark 6:30-44). As a result, they were filled with fear on the next step of their faith journey - a storm.
But Jesus spoke to them at once. "Don't be afraid," He said. "Take courage! I am here!" Then He climbed into the boat, and the wind stopped. They were amazed, for they still didn't understand the significance of the miracle of the loaves. Their hearts were too hard to take it in. Mark 6:50-52 NLT
When I miss teachable moments that Jesus has intended for me, I get lost and I experience fear.
Join me this week in looking for the lessons Jesus has intended for us.