Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Lamp unto my feet..."

Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking, thinking about my future. I don't know why, but thoughts of my future have been consuming my mind. As a young child, I really didn't think too much about my future. Of course, occasional thoughts of what I would be when I grew up would enter into my mind. However, I figured I had a long time to figure all that out...Then I entered into college, in my first two years, I planned my life out. I was pretty content with where my life was heading.
Then God changed my plans... Now, several months later, I can honestly look back and thank God for His change in my plans. He knew what was best for me. He knew I wouldn't be happy with my own plans. He knew He could make my life better than I could ever imagine.
Now, I am in the midst of my junior year. I find myself asking people, "Where do you see me in 5 years?" I always get so many different replies. I then ask myself the same question. I think and think, yet I have absolutely no idea what lies in store for me. People have told me that that is the fun of growing up, they claim it is exciting to not know what lies ahead. Yet I can't possibly agree. I dislike not knowing. I want to plan, I want to prepare, I simply want to know.
Then God led me to this verse...

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet..."

I meditated on this verse for a while. I thought about lamps. God in His omniscience wrote the word lamp, not headlight, not strobe light. He said lamp. Lamps are not incredibly bright. However, they are bright enough to allow one to see what is necessary to be seen. God then included the words "unto my feet." He could have said for my life. Yet, God knew better. He said, "Thy word is lamp unto my feet."
I don't need to see five years ahead, I don't even need to see 6months ahead. God promises to lead me day by day. I just need to take one day at a time. God will guide my feet. If I allow my God to direct each of my footsteps, how can I err? This verse was such a great reminder to me. God truly knows best. I don't need to worry about five years from today. If I allow God to lead me through today He will take care of tomorrow and five years from now...


  1. I remember struggling with patience in knowing what the future would hold! God definitely works things out way better than we can. I am still amazed at how God kept his promise to me from Psalms 37:4.

  2. That's so true, Brooke!! Im so thankful that we don't have to worry about our future...they are in God's hands and He isn't in heaven wringing His hands and saying "whoops that isn't supposed to happen." :) I totally understand the feeling of wanting to know but I think if we knew what was ahead we wouldn't want to go through with some of the things. Thanks for sharing! In 20 years we will all have to get together again and see where we all are and look back at these times and probably laugh. :) Hope you have a good week at EY. ~Susan

  3. Great post Brooke!! It was just what I needed today... especially the part about the lamp only allowing enough light for the next step. Thanks for being willing to write about what God puts on your heart :-)

  4. The future is like a gift that we must wait to unwrap. What fun would it be if we knew what that present contained? As single young women, God's will for our lives sometimes is hard to believe in. We want to take control and do something with our lives by ourselves. I do know though that whatever we may plan out for our lives, God's ways are so much higher.

  5. I really enjoy your posts! You are a great writer!!

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  6. How right you are! God is our light, and He will guide us through even the darkest of days. You are so wise at such a young age. God is going to use your faith in Him to guide you all the days of your life.
    I pray blessings upon blessings to you!

  7. My dear, sweet daughter, I know this past year has held some disappointments with tears, but know that God loves you beyond words. He has an ultimate plan for your life; one that will far out weigh anything you ever imagined or even could hope for. Just live each day, one day at a time, and stay close to the Lord. One day, you will be able to look back at this time in your life and see God's divine plan and smile.
    ~Much Love and prayers, Mom