Important Thoughts #11...

I'm not sure if you ever take a look over at the right column, but under the heading "On My Shelf..." is a list of books in my que to read. The book I'm reading at present is always on top. I wish I could say that I always read in the order I list them, but it seems a usual occurrence that a book jumps to the front of the list.

Right now, I'm about 2/3 of the way through In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson. Editor's Note: I'll probably write some type of review or reflection on it once I'm done.

Today's Important Thought comes from within its pages...

"I think many people have the mistaken notion that faith reduces uncertainty. Nothing could be further from the truth. Faith doesn't reduce uncertainty. Faith embraces uncertainty."

To say that my past few months have seen some uncertainty would be a gross understatement. And, after coming out of the darkest part of it, I wish I could say that I'm sure of what God has next for me. I wish... But I can't. I'm no more certain of what God has next for me today than I was in February. However, I think the difference between February and now is that I'm more comfortable living in the uncertainty. Editor's Note: Please note that I said "living in" not "living with". This was done with quite a bit of intention.

Perhaps we need uncertainty to have faith. After all, isn't that what faith is? Choosing to trust in something without the complete reveal?

I hope that God has used these past few months to grow my faith. I hope that, for the first time in my life, not knowing what's next has propelled me into a deeper dependance on Him. I hope that I can begin to see uncertainty as an opportunity to run harder towards God rather than a curse or banishment from Him. And I hope that you can too...

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