In this episode, we are looking at how every journey with God has a time when you walk off your map. It’s a place where we go beyond our current thinking and experiences into unknown territory. These are prime opportunities for God to write a chapter of faith and trust into our story with Him.
So we are exploring:
+ How we can learn to depend upon Him ALWAYS in our story & journey….
+ What it looks like for you to WALK OFF your map as a common event in your life...
+ Practical keys to help you NAVIGATE the new territory when you walk off your map…
+ And an ACTIVATION to upgrade your MINDSETS so you’re ready for what’s ahead…
+ Let go of the expectation that God will tell you the details in advance.
+ Navigating new territories requires us to upgrade our experience of the Lord.
+ Who do YOU want to be in this new landscape?
+ Genesis 12:1 - I want you to leave your land and your countrymen. Walk away from everything familiar and go to a land that I WILL show you.
+ John 10:9 - I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.
Our mindsets are one of our greatest areas of upgrade when we walk off our map. It’s important to spiritually appraise your thinking with the Holy Spirit and make the necessary upgrades with Him.
Here are a few questions to activate this process in your life:
+ What old ways of thinking have you outgrown, but are still holding on to?
+ What new, more brilliant thoughts are needed in this place?
+ Who does God want to be for you here that wasn’t possible before?
And then make a list of familiar ways that you’ve chosen to be with the Lord. Assess what your devotional times or spiritual rhythms are with Him and continue to ask these questions:
+ Have you outgrown those well-known formats?
+ Is there a new rhythm or pace required for a new space that is opening up before you?
+ What is God upgrading currently in your relationship with Him as you walk off your map and how do you want to respond to that in a fresh way?
+ What relationships around your life could benefit from an honest and open conversation?
+ Do you know the current dreams and hopes of your closest fellow travelers?
+ How can you best be with them and support who they are and are becoming with God?
+ What upgraded identity do you want them to know about you as you’re exploring off your map?
When we find ourselves in new landscape, don’t mourn the loss of your map or try to apply an old one to uncharted territory. Look up and navigate by the stars, by the True North of His unchanging love, kindness and passion for you.
Celebrate a fresh opportunity to discover more of who He will be for you here!
And then let us know what it looks like for you to walk off your map by posting your story in the comments. We would LOVE to hear.
Thanks so much for joining me. I really appreciate it!