There are so many life moments that offer the question: which way should I go? Often, we are caught in emotions which cloud our choices or maybe we are too high on a mind altering substance to make a clear choice. Does logic overcome emotions or a clouded mind, or do we take some time to consult the one who knows the direction that is best for us - and for him, that has a distinct vision?
As a young man (feels like just yesterday) I did not often consider the consequences of others who may be affected by my change of direction. For sure, I never considered God's perspective on the situation. As I read now throughout the Bible I see people like Paul, Jonah and Abraham who were sent in directions they did not intend to go. In doing so, they walked by faith not a man made compass.
They did not know the outcomes, only that God had a change of plans for them. Most importantly, although in some cases very reluctantly, they went God's way. And when they arrived at their destination they saw why God sent them there. Inspired by some words Jen said at Real Talk Recovery last night, I reflected this morning on how the lord is changing our plans, our direction into a place I did not expect us to go with ATB.
This time, there is consideration for others, this time you can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit prompting the movement. There is no emotion other than joy that the creator, the one and only is prompting the change of direction into his desired place and time. He does it not only by dreams and prompting but also by confirmations
by others and events that occur.
No, ATB is not changing it's mission, nor our main location. But we could be changing the direction of where we are planting new seeds of His message. Stay tuned.
Only He knows for sure!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.