Swimming in the Deep End

So don’t be surprised the next time you find yourself treading water. Just remember he is with you, even in the deep end.

Matthew 28:20(b)
…and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age

I have been a Christian for many years. From an early age, I learned the value of trusting God to direct my life. The Scripture says that God knew me before I was born and that he has fashioned the story of my days before one of them came to be. God knows the plans he has for you and me. God is omniscient, that is, he knows all things and he is omnipotent – all-powerful. If he has a plan for your life, believe me, he has the means and the know-how to execute it.

In 1994 I approached a radio station in my hometown looking for part-time work. I was studying for the ministry at the time and needed a job to bring in some income. I’ve always loved radio so I applied to the station, prepared to do anything to earn some cash. After welcoming me at reception, I was ushered into a studio and plopped in front of a microphone. I was handed a short script. “When the red light comes on,” said my host, “just read what’s on the paper.” As I emerged from the studio a smiling controller said, “He’s a natural!” Twenty-eight years later I still sit behind a microphone and speak when the light turns red.

This little story is only one example in my life of how my Lord and Guide has opened opportunities for me by his omniscient sovereign design. Granted, we have free will and thus, the freedom to choose our life’s path. However, in my experience, if we acknowledge God in everything then he will direct the paths of our lives. And sometimes God simply throws his awe-inspiring plans at us, dropping us in the deep end saying, “There you go. Swim!”

If you continue to acknowledge the Lord in all your ways; if you walk by faith and not by sight and if you keep your eyes stayed on Jesus the author and perfecter of your faith then he will direct your life tracks according to his perfect plan for you. So don’t be surprised the next time you find yourself treading water. Just remember he’s there with you, even in the deep end.

God-tracking is going where you’ve never been before.

IT’S ALL IN THE BIBLE. READ ALL ABOUT IT
(Get into the word of God and get the word of God into you!)
Ephesians 5:16 (NIV)
Proverbs 3:6
2 Corinthians 5:7
Hebrews 12:2

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I commit my future to you and ask that you will open the doors that you know will suit me and where I will be productive and successful.

“Dear Lord, thank you that you know the plans you have for me. Thank you that you know me better than I know myself and that your plans are always for my good. I commit my future to you and ask that you will open the doors that you know will suit me and where I will be productive and successful. I acknowledge you in every aspect of my life and trust your discretion in designing my life track. Help me, O Lord, to swim in the deep end. Amen.”

If you prayed that prayer today email me dudley@godtracker.co.uk

Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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