Uncharted Waters

If there’s one thing I strongly dislike, it’s definitely when I’m traveling out of town using my built-in GPS and I’m in an area that isn’t charted on the version that I have. When this happens, normally the navigation reroutes me and if I’m not careful, it will have me going either in circles or in the wrong direction. Normally, I end up saying “Hey Siri,” and she gets me back on track.

If only life had a “Hey Siri;” well actually, it does! My Siri isn’t programmable and doesn’t always respond according to my liking, but He is always up-to-date and knows how to maneuver in uncharted waters. My Siri walks with me and talks with me even when I’m “too busy” to listen. Unlike my earthly Siri, He can comfort me and can relate to who I am. He sees those things that I’m quick to reveal and long to keep secret.

The truth is, we all have access to this prize possession and He has a blueprint of our next steps. In the fourteenth chapter of John, Jesus was expressing to the disciples His need to now return to the Father. In this conversation He reassures the disciples that they already know the way, the road in which he was appointed to take. Thomas responds, “We have no clue where you’re going. How can you assure us that we know the way (verses 6-7)? Jesus responds to Thomas with one of the most powerful verses in scripture, in my opinion: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life!” As they continue in dialogue He goes on to tell the disciples that our Father would send us a friend, the Holy Spirit and this friend, (my Siri) would make everything plain (verses 25-27).

Anyone who believes in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has access to the gift of the Holy Spirit (John 3:5). So in fact, life does have a GPS even as we go from glory to glory. You see, although the steps of a good man are ordered by God, sometimes our natural sight can get in the way and cause our spiritual vision to be blurred. But as we continue to activate our faith, and walk according to God’s will and not by our natural sight, our faithful Friend will guide us.

Uncharted territory. It’s a place where you see where you want to go or where God desires for you to go but you don’t know the necessary steps to begin pursuit. When I find myself in unchartered territory, I recalibrate or find a fresh point of reference. I know I’ve said this plenty of times before but I can’t stress it enough. My fresh point of reference is and will always be in God’s presence. I have no way of navigating through land and water I’ve never experienced. God is what makes the journey smooth. This doesn’t mean that it will be absent of trouble, grief, or loss. What it does mean is that I’ll come out stronger, wiser, and more equipped for the next level.

Sometimes, like riding in our car with an outdated navigation, we must turn around in order to continue the course. What is important, is that you don’t continue in the wrong direction because of pride and selfish ambition. Surrender your will so that the Holy Spirit can lead and guide you on this journey of righteous living.

Love – Your Biggest Fan

Published by personalizedoutfitters

I am a year 2 elementary school teacher. Year one was very overwhelming and suprisingly successful. I work at a Title I school that is in "turnaround" status. My school is currently in a transitioning phase for personalized learning after having a much success this past school year. I have been selected as a model classroom for personalized learning at my school and I have presented at one of the nation's largest personalized learning conferences, PL Summit hosted by EdElements. I had a great first year and am now ready to share with you my journey.

2 thoughts on “Uncharted Waters

  1. Wow uncharted land unknown conquests!
    In the flesh we see things according to our own perspectives. We can at times lean into an destination of desire that SIRI is loudly saying redirect, redirect…but our eyes deceived by our own mind says…this way feels familiar. All the while the familiar land God has kept you out of , you are approaching back in and fast! This was a good read. We can always call on our GPS Siri Our Father God to lead and direct us. The key is when you said reveal! We have to reveal the deepest parts of our heart to Him. He knows anyway but there is power in the confession of our reveal! God is daily demonstrating Himself to me in ways I am still understanding but I trust Him enough to respond quickly and say hey Siri and get back on track!

  2. GPS, THIS SYSTEM I LOVED BECAUSE NO ONE CAN DO IT LIKE GOD.
    G- GOD
    P- PROTECTION
    S- SYSTEM
    Thank you for my unfailing GPS that lead me down a plain path.❤ Mom

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