{Day 24} To Know the End

When it comes to our {God given} callings, we tend to want to know the end. the goal. the final destination. the exactly-how-this-is-going-to-play-out end.

But where did we ever get the impression that we should expect such knowledge?

Abraham didn’t know the end when he was told to go.

Joseph didn’t know the end when he was sold into slavery.

Peter didn’t know the end when he was asked to drop his nets and follow.

Paul didn’t know the end when he was blinded on the road to Damascus.

So perhaps by not knowing the end – by simply taking the next step by faith and by simply trusting the One who calls – we are better able to experience the preparation for the end that is sure to be found on the journey.

After all, what would happen if we did know the end? We would likely think of every possible shortcut to just get there already … yet again believing the lie that we determine the best direction and that we know the best path.

And so we continue on the journey by faith. obediently following. one step at a time. trusting in the One who calls.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

For by it the people of old received their commendation.”

– Hebrews 11:1-2 (ESV)

  

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3 thoughts on “{Day 24} To Know the End

  1. Carole Huck

    Thanks Emily, because I’ve been on this life journey much longer than you….it is best that we don’t know the end. As I read your entry, I thought ‘if only…..’
    but what if we did know…..God would have permitted in spite of our efforts. There is a lesson in all the ‘un-pre-known’ that we would have missed if we had our way!!! God’s lesson – missed? wow, how sad!!! God’s plan – how GRAND!!!!
    Love you – Carole

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