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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
I am one of the most thankful people on the planet for the invention of GPS systems. GPS systems allow you to find your way almost anywhere in the world without you having to know anything. All you have to do is turn on your device, put in where you want to go, and the system will tell you how to get from where you are to where you want to be. It does not matter if you are familiar with where you are going, or even if you know where you are, a GPS system will give you step by step directions to get to your intended destination. What fascinates me about all GPS systems is that they all have one thing in common. Once you figure out where you want to go they all either make you press a button that says either “go” or “start.”
You see a GPS system knows how to get you from here to there, but it won’t tell you until you press start and start moving. Once you start, the GPS will tell you everything you need to know. It will tell you when to make a right or a left. It will tell you how long to go in a particular direction as well, but what it won’t do is start for you. The GPS system depends on you to trust that it will show you the way by getting started and trusting that it will do the rest for you, but only after you start.
Friends, faith works in much the same way. Faith can get you from where you are to where you want to be, but you have to start. You have to start by believing that you can get to where you are trying to go. You have to start believing that God is powerful enough for you to trust in dark times, hard times, and trying times to keep you moving in the right direction even when it seemed wrong. Finally, you actually have to start moving. You have to put action to your beliefe and see what happens. Starting does not require that you see the whole road, or know where you are going it only requires that you get moving without seeing and have faith that the God who sees all will keep you on the right track. So today make the decision not to just stand there anymore but to get moving, knowing that not sight but faith will get you to your destination.