Today in church our guest preacher asked us a question. If you could meet Jesus face to face, what would you ask him? The question he said he would ask was “What is your plan for me Lord?” As he continued the sermon I listened with only part of my brain, mostly thinking about his question. What would I ask God?
This week has been less than stellar in my world. It has been a roller coaster of highs and lows. There has been a lot of stress broken up by moments of great joy. I was able to share my faith with a friend who has been having a rough time. I was able to help another friend who has been struggling in her marriage. Those were some of my good moments.
On the bad end of things there was the probable end of a relationship with a family member. The relationship with this person has been tense since my childhood really so the end of things doesn’t hurt much. It wasn’t a pleasant ending though and some hurtful words came my way. Thankfully, as I fired up my own anger a voice in my head whispered, “Pray for him.” So instead of sending an email back that was equally hurtful I simply said I would pray for him. I don’t expect to see a change in him, but I’ll keep praying for him any way.
I looked back over the events of this week while listening to the sermon. Thankfully I could see that in each rough moment, I turned to God and He helped me through. Seeing that made my question for Jesus clear.
Am I on the right path?
That’s all I’d like to know. I think that I am, but conformation would be nice. I don’t need to know where my path will lead. The not knowing is the best part of the journey. But I would like to know that, after all my winding detours, that I’m on the path God had planned for me before I was even born.
What would you ask God today?