Would you like a life map?

Dr. Grant Mullen Churches and Leadership, I am significant, Live fearlessly, Moods, Relationships, Uncategorized 22 Comments

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Why didn’t God give us maps?

I love maps. They give you directions and a plan so you know what to do and when.

Wouldn’t it be great if we had maps for our lives? We’d make such better decisions.

God didn’t give us maps and it was intentional.

Why didn't God give us maps?

In this week’s video you’ll learn why God didn’t give us life maps and how his alternative is even better than a map.

Just click on the video and get pointed in the right direction.

To live a transformed life you need to trust God to guide your steps every day.

Share the transformed life! Send this to a friend who likes maps.

Now I want to hear from you

How has God led you when you felt lost and needed a map? Just leave your comments in the box below.

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Comments 22

  1. I’ve been through some difficulties and God has always helped me through to the point I automatically rely on Him and trust Him for whatever lies in the future. My faith is increasing while doubt and unbelief fade away.

    It’s in the trials where I feel closest to God, whereas when things are going well I don’t spend as much time with Him. I’m beginning to believe that’s the way He planned it, to keep me close to Him.

  2. Mr Mullen — I agree about the RELATIONSHIP as being the foundation upon which to truly know and hear from God!

    With a relationship established, one can then TRUST which then leads to walking in faith as you put it.

    So here is the question — on a daily basis, I talk, pray or do my best to communicate with God — however, the lights still seem to be out? While I know that during these times of ‘quite’ great lessons or breakthrus can come of them — why is it that there appear to be prolonged periods of quiet? Is it that something is not right in the walk or realtionship between a person and God?

    I’ve enjoyed all your seminars I’ve been privaledged to be able to attend — how a doctor ever managed to mix wisdom with humur — is a miralce into itself! We’re all blessed to have you here, now, accompanying the many souls that have come to benefit from your God given gifts!

  3. I love your videos! Thank you so much for doing them. One problem, though. I always have trouble hearing them. I can listen to other videos on-line, so I don’t think it’s my computer.

  4. Thank-you, doctor Grant, your timing is perfect once again. I am entering peri-menopause and I suffering with non-stop panic attacks. I feel like my lights are going out. I’m telling myself I am safe with God as I do each and every task like eat, drive, shop, breathe but it sure is difficult. Thank-you for this excellent help!

  5. Michael, it’s very normal to go through times of spiritual “drought” it’s when God is calling us closer. There are many books that describe the experience (one by Graham Cooke that I can recall) Kathy also describes spiritual cycles in her DVD Our will https://drgrantmullen.com/resources/our-will-a-testimony-of-healing/
    No you haven’t done anything wrong.

    P. Brown, if you are getting panic attacks then you may need treatment for that specifically as well as the menopause. Check yourself out here at our self test: https://drgrantmullen.com/q-a-forums/am-i-normal/anxiety-self-test/

  6. This morning I was reading over some of the past things I had written down about how the Lord had spoken to me, answered prayer, and led me along the way. I sometimes have doubts that it’s really the Lord speaking to me. This morning’s message and reading I did, reconfirmed that I really can trust in His words to me. After all, He loves me and lives in me! 🙂
    I have been asking recently to walk in his ways better. To solidify that he speaks to me, this morning he answered me… “be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger” (no defense, the Lord knows me better than I know myself)
    I looked it up. It is James 1:19. God is so good. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  7. Dear Dr.Mullen; When your on a search for something that can be found by a map and compass,you hope the map is the newest version and the compass is properly calibered to match the magnetic field for changes to safely find your location.Being lost on your way you rejust your bearings and your back on course. I learned that from being in the military as a foot-soldier.I know to two well known people in the bible: King David who said in his journey when he was in need of help in the hot Judean Desert;David said O my thirst is for you, O Lord. So he may have needed water but he needed to talk to GOD for help and direction to make himself get stronger with his help of what to do.There is no doubt that he received help from the Lord because when David thurst was then done,he was called a man after GOD’s own heart.The second person was a man who was more than a map but a compass, too because he pointed the direction in which direction your life should properly go and be blessed if you do and he did not clamer for titles or glory when he was the truth, the way, and the life.His earthly parents did not name him but all around the world people call him Jesus Christ and personal Lord and Saviour.I too love Jesus as my personal saviour because I know he lives because I talked to him and know he answers prayers due to the fact that his servant Dr. Mullen sent us helpful lessons to guide us and should we all be servants of our Lord and personal saviour Jesus the Christ? Amen,Amen Thanks Doctor Mullen.

  8. Yes, this is true. God wants us to trust Him. I am right now in a situation where all the doors seems not to be open, but not close either. It is a time of waiting and trials. Yes, the Lord has given me a promise but sometimes, we still wonder “Did I heard Him right?” I think so but now, I need to see this in my circumstances. And I guess in my situation, the best way is to have some godly men of God like my pastors who can come along and pray with me.

    It reminds me that God give the answer to Abraham on the top of Mount Morija when he was about to sacrifice Isaac. Not when he was on His way to the top. And this is the hardest thing: to trust God when you think the promise is not coming through.

    Lord, I am at the top and we don’t have much time left. I trust you to rise up my “Isaac”, it is at your feet. Please, send your provision without delay.

  9. God has given me direction through the daily meditations I do. They speak to me about what I can expect, should do or areas where I need to try harder. He does speak.

  10. Dr. Mullen,
    Thx for all your videos….. I especially like it when you share your videos with your wife. It’s great to put a face to her name.

  11. Coral and Sonia, we all have doubts if we’ve heard from God, it’s just part of our faith walk. Sometimes we need to ask a trusted friend or pastor if it sounds like God to them.
    Allen, daily meditation is the best way to connect to God and his directions. Thanks for reminding us.

  12. Sometimes I know that God is telling me that he has a better way regarding what I should think about a situation or problem, and how I should handle it, especially if I am going about it the wrong way.

    Heeding the advice of pastors or Christians with knowledge, understanding and wisdom from God…Is certainly excellent advice especially during difficult situations when we might not be thinking clearly, or Godly, re the effect on us of fear, anxiety, depression, being a victim and feeling angry or resentful, or health problems including poor sleep, fatigue, etc. I know that I have received excellent advice in the past which I wish I could have implemented sooner, but eventually I did understand – the hard way – as God reached me to teach me these lessons. I was maturing as a fairly new Christian throughout this process which included learning to trust in God and not in man, things (including money), and stuff.

    Scripture sure speaks to me and sometimes I have opened up the Bible to the exact page, and on the scripture that I really needed to read – most recent being that God’s Word is more precious than a thousand shekels of silver or gold. (something like this) which really spoke to my situation to give me God’s truth and reflect the advice that others had been giving me (God’s word is that I can trust in him and not think that money is important enough to pursue through hard and damaging to me circumstances no matter what my legal rights are, and that offence is a sin). I see how Satan can really use the situation when a person is a victim, if that person feels anger and resentment for a long period of time including too much stress, fear, and anxiety – how it effects health: Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually.

    Philippians 4: 4-7, “Rejoice in the Lord always, Again I say, rejoice!…Be anxious for nothing…and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Isaiah 41: 10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Psalm 31:24 “Be of Good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.” Psalm 4:8 “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”

  13. trusting God is one of the most important things. also, its supposed to be one of the easiest things. but for me that is such a struggle. switching to the default every time. we will get there though… we will get there. Thankgs G.

  14. God directed me through an extremely dark time of life by relying on “truths” I had learned during the “light” times of life. Truths about who God is, His love and His personal involvement in ALL of my life. Picking up the Bible during “dark” times can sometimes be difficult but relying on truths I already knew made it much easier. Thanks for your videos Grant.

  15. Grant I remember when after my alpha Course in Zimbabwe, and while I was still meeting in my housegroup, I asked for guidance and direction and I was told that I would be in like a desert place for a long time but then I would come out with joy. At the time as I still had God’s presence and joy and I did not realise what I was going to have to go through, and for a while now especially when I was going through deep depression I have struggled, but I have had to put my trust in God even in the times when I could not read my bible,
    As you say God does not give us a map we have to lean on Him in all situations.

    Thanks Grant that was a great message
    May God Bless you and Kathy richly for all you are doing Gayle

  16. My last road in the dark was in a recent counseling internship in which I was facing a deadline with the hours running short of what I needed to complete it. I had to trust God each day to send me enough clients to get the internship done before the deadline. As it turned out, I finished the year-long internship with only 9 days to spare, but I learned to begin looking upward instead of leaning toward the circumstances

  17. God often leads me through the words of a song he puts on my heart. Or I will hear His voice in my mind and I write down what He says…it is as though he is dictating his instructions to me. He speaks slowing, patiently and lovingly. There are other times He leads me through strong impressions.

  18. David, it takes a lot of faith and courage to look up rather than at the circumstance. Glad you could do it.
    That’s wonderful Tommi that you have learned to hear God’s voice. It will be a subject of a video in the near future.

  19. Once while frustrated at not having a map, the Spirit enlightened me by letting me know that if I did have a map, I’d probably try to take a short cut, and “the bridge would be out”, or some such thing…! 🙂

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