Details Are For Amateurs

By Sherma-Jacqueline Felix

Take a flashback with me if you will, to Super Bowl a couple of years ago.  I was trying to figure out what to do.  Should we just stay put and hang out at home?  I was kind of looking forward to being at my girlfriend’s house because I hadn’t seen her in a while.  Or do we attend a Super Bowl party at another friend’s home?  I kept going over it in my mind and finally I said to my daughter,I wonder if we should just chill at home?” She said,Mom, you’re making too big of a deal, you want too much information right away, and besides, details are for amateurs.”  Yep, those were her exact words!  I was so mad!  But I didn’t say a word.
I knew it was a word from the Lord for me.

Now, let me let you in on a secret.  My daughter is the one who likes details!!  If we’re going out, she has to know every detail of where we’re going and what we will be doing.  She’ll say things like,OK, when we leave the dry cleaners and the grocery store, where are we going to next?  And how long will we be there?  Then what are we doing after that?”  Come on now, doesn’t that sound like she is the one needing details?

Either way, she was right, details are for amateurs!  In our walk with God, if we’re expecting to know every little detail about every assignment, we’re going to be disappointed.  It rarely happens that way.  Sometimes there may only be one word, it could be Tennessee,”
it could be Wait.”  But really, one word is all we need to begin with as we pray, and as we pray, we will eventually know more.  It’ll come in varying degrees, depending on when and what we need to know.

Walking by Faith means that we can rest assured that we will always have enough light to at least take the very next step.  When that step is taken, more light comes, enough light to take yet another step!  Our pathway will never be dark.

Proverbs 4:18 in The Passion Translation (TPT) says:

But the lovers of God walk on the highway of light, and their way shines brighter and brighter, until they bring forth the perfect day.”

We really don’t need a legal pad full of notes  and details to move ahead in the will of God for our lives.  We’re not scared; we trust God; we’re led by Him!  One word will do.  So just take that step, because details are for amateurs.


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Sherma-Jacqueline is a Bible Teacher, Conference Speaker, Mentor, and Passionate Writer.  She has always enjoyed writing, and started off by keeping a diary in her teens.  She began prayer journaling over 18 years ago and began teaching on Prayer 12 years ago.  Her desire is to see the women of God rise up and be all that they’re called to be: Bold, Strong, Courageous and overflowing with His Word!

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