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Immersion

Despite the fact that I am seriously behind in blogging here, today’s post is not going to be one of the usual ones. I tried to come up with another writing post, but the need to share what has been on my heart won out. So if you end up bored, I apologize. 😉

I was wired so that I had to know what course my future is going to take. And there are times that I like that. And there are many times that it just causes problems. Like the past month or so. Whenever I come to a point where I simply don’t know what the immediate future will look like or how to shape it, I end up like a slug moving through sand.

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe you’re that way too. But as I tried to work through it this week, I was reminded of a scripture.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

That was such a relief. 🙂 I’d read the verse before, but all of a sudden, it meant the world to me. To know that God has a plan in place for my future, to really know it, has settled my heart enormously.

And then I found myself watching Star Trek: Voyager. *waves to all Star Wars fans who are frowning right now*. If you’re unfamiliar with Star Trek, (highly unlikely) then I’ll just say this – it’s an old-ish science fiction TV series. Star Trek: The Next Generation was probably the most popular, but I’m very fond of Star Trek: Voyager myself. Anyway, I was watching an episode in season seven. And a line in there stood out like an ice cream cone on a summer day (don’t you love these metaphors?).

I’ll try not to misquote. “If you can always see the road ahead of you, it’s not worth the trip.” Spoken by Commander Chakotay.

And that really jumped out at me.

The fact is, for now, I won’t know. Not for sure. My future could take me anywhere. As much as I want to have the whole journey mapped out, what good would trust in God do me then? Meantime, I’ll work to take this to heart every day, and take my mom’s advice: immersion. Immersion in our life here on the farm. Immersion in the direction we’ve felt God has led us in.

God’s plan will unfold itself. I can’t force the issue.

So, I just felt I needed to talk about that today. What about you? What do you need to talk about? I can listen. 🙂

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

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Hannah Gaudette is a home-school teen living in the hills of New England. When she’s not writing stories or training dogs, it’s a safe bet you can find her with some other animal, like cats. She’s a life-enthusiast who loves the ocean and The Piano Guys. Enough said.

6 thoughts on “Immersion

  1. *Star Wars fan* (but seriously great post. and I like Star Trek too, i’ve just only seen Star Trek: Beyond and a few episodes that I don’t remember much about)

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    1. Thanks!
      I’ve only seen Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. Oh, yeah, and I saw about five minutes of an episode in the very first Star Trek series. Not happening. Way too old. 🙂

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  2. Keep your eyes open. When the Lord makes us feel a little uncomfortable He may be opening doors we never thought of before. Carry wisdom and discernment on your shoulders! May you be filled with joy and peace. 🙂

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