Oh, duh! …Yeah, I get those moments, too.
I’m pretty sure that we all have those “oh, duh!” moments in life. I have been experiencing several lately. One that I’d like to share with you has a little something to do with Passion 2012, the Bible, the Bethel 2012 calendar, and the Bethel website.
If you’re on the mailing list for Bethel, you probably received the 2012 Bethel calendar. If you open it up and turn to January, yes, that is a picture of me along with two of my beautiful friends. I’m the one with the hair blowing in my face.haha Just so you know, I’ve never had my picture in a calendar or a promotion before so it was pretty exciting the first time I saw that. But it is rather odd when you look through the window of someone’s office and see your picture on their wall. Good thing it only takes me a second to realize that it’s the Bethel calendar each time.haha
If you don’t have the Bethel calendar, but you have recently visited the homepage of the Bethel website then you probably have seen this same picture there. This is where it gets interesting. Along with the picture there is the verse Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” That has actually been a big deal for me recently because, as I said before, there was an “oh, duh!” moment that came with it.
When I went to Passion 2012, I had the opportunity to meet with a group of about 1,000 girls and Beth Moore. She briefly shared several things with us, but one was the verse Psalm 119:105. Along with that, she reminded us that God is holding the lamp right up next to your feet so you can see the next step in front of you on the path that He wants you to tread. He’s not showing you the mile ahead of you, but rather only that small area where you can take your next step. “Oh, duh!” says my inner, planning, perfectionist self. It’s like driving a car. You only see what your headlights are showing you directly in front of your car. However, if you drive forward then your headlights show you more.
Follow that one step that God is showing you and trust Him to show you the rest as you make your way further along the path that He has designed especially for you.