Careful! I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion,
a stone you can’t get around.
But the stone is me! If you’re looking for me,
you’ll find me on the way, not in the way.
Romans 9:33 (MSG)
One of the really hard things about following God is when you know you are on a journey but you have no idea where you are going. God rarely reveals the destination. As a matter of fact, you don't always know at day break where you will end up by sundown.
For most of us, if we are willing to admit it, this is super frustrating. We have been told our whole life that you should make a plan and do the plan. You should know what you want and what you need to do to get there. We have ideas about what our life is supposed to look like and we know what it will take to accomplish our goals.
Enter in a relationship with God. Slowly, as you allow God to lead, he blocks first this path and then diverts you onto another. You are being directed, one step at a time, toward his purpose and his goal.
At first, this is really frustrating....who am I kidding....it continues at times to be frustrating but as you stick to his path, you begin to realize it is less about the destination and more about the journey. What you knew you wanted, becomes less important. Instead of feeling like God is in the way, you begin to realize that along the way you have found what you were looking for all along.
It is no longer about arriving or knowing where you will end up. It becomes about what happens along the way and even more importantly, who you've come to know.