Mapping Your Journey

Mapping Your Journey

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                           Mapping Your Journey

             At church, we have been looking at the life of Moses, in a series of impactful sermons called Mapping Your Journey.

While Moses’ past included roots of a blessed covenant with God, life for his people was drenched in oppression and slavery. I thought of how God simply would not let Moses go; just as Pharaoh would not let the children of Israel go.

We started by looking at our own heritage. I thought of the heritage I have received. Where did I come from? Where am I planted and where is God leading me? Said another way: what am I knowing, how am I growing and where am I going?

I confess to being, along with two delightful cousins, a ‘certifiable’ genealogy nut. Thus, I know where I came from, even though I have sometimes questioned God’s wisdom in placing me in the line-up He did in my particular large, lovable and dysfunctional family!

But I believe there are more salient questions to ask. How am I fulfilling God’s purpose in my life or what kinds of fruit am I producing? What kind of legacy am I leaving? These questions can make me uncomfortable, particularly when I have no satisfactory answers.

I revert to thinking about the blessed roots in Moses’ life and how God brought about greatness through this humble man. I also think anew of the love God showed me when He sent Jesus to earth with a definite plan of salvation for me. For you. This mercy is a far cry from oppression and slavery.

This time spent mapping my journey is allowing me to uncover my heritage by acknowledging my past, asking God to help me fulfill my calling and to maximize my gifts and strengths in order to leave a godly legacy. My challenge is to continue to strive to align life with God and to redouble efforts to fulfill His purpose.

Don’t you think a nice epitaph would be She was a godly woman?

 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.


-II Thessalonians 1:11 NIV

Jude Urbanski About Jude Urbanski

Jude Urbanski’s passions are ‘people and places.’ She writes women's fiction featuring strong inspirational romance elements. Her stories invite you to heroes and heroines who spin tragedy into triumph with help from God. First published in nonfiction, Jude continues to write in this field also. Editing services complete Jude’s repertoire.


  1. Laurie Driesen says:

    Great topic Jude — I think leaving a legacy is so important. I especially believe in pursuing our calling from God. I do not want to miss doing what He might be calling me to do for Him!

  2. Agree, Laurie! Whatsoever we do, do for the Lord. I’m studying Romans in BSF now and that book certainly implores one to look at God’s calling. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Ann Ellison says:

    Wonderful post. I am praying my legacy will be she was a Godly woman

  4. Thanks, Ann. We both can use that epitaph! Thanks for stopping.

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