Proverbs tells us that "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps." (Proverbs 16:9 NLT)
Another version says the LORD "makes [our] steps firm". I could paraphrase it like this:
"We plan life with our maps, but
God's turn-by-turn can reroute us somewhere else entirely."
II Don 5:9
Ever been there? Got everything mapped out and then "Rerouting..." God tends to lead us just like turn-
by-turn. It can be confusing and scary and ambiguous. But guiding us to His perfect destination, God
shows us only the next turn to take.
God has done exactly that in my life. He's asked me to take a turn that wasn't on my map. He's asked
me to step away from my pastoral position at Fox River. As I take this off-ramp to somewhere new, I
want to thank my Fox River family for investing in me these past eight and half years. I'm excited for
what God has in store for both my family and me, and Fox River. I think our best years are ahead of us.
Now pay attention...God is leading...your next turn is coming up!