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Gracious Uncertainty

My Utmost His Highest

"I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go." (Jeremiah 45:5)

Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Consequently, we do not put down roots. Our common sense says, “Well, what if I were in that circumstance?” We cannot presume to see ourselves in any circumstance in which we have never been. Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life—gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. . . As soon as we abandon ourselves to God and do the task He has placed closest to us, He begins to fill our lives with surprises. (read more) (purchase)

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