B Moments, no title

When Your New Path Has No Title

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: James 1:12 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about being on a new path but with no title.

As we wrap up our series honoring graduates, I am reminded of an event I once attended when I listened to a lady rather awkwardly describe her new path. She explained how she had just lost her corporate job due to a merger, but she wasn’t going to seek another corporate job because she felt that God was leading her on a new path. In the interim, she was doing some temporary work.

I could relate to this woman’s every word, even the awkwardness in her delivery; she was telling my own story. Sometimes when you’re working for God, all you have is the feeling He’s put in your heart. All you have is the assignment. You don’t have a title. King David was in a similar position. Despite being named king, he wasn’t formally crowned king until nearly thirteen years later.

I believe God is doing two things when we start on a new path with no title. First, He’s preparing us. He wants to give us the title, but He also wants to make sure we’re spiritually strong enough to keep it. Second, He’s testing us. He wants to make sure we will be faithful with or without a title. This is why many are called but few are chosen. Many people can’t endure the preparation and testing periods.

David teaches us that he didn’t need a title to fulfill God’s assignment, and neither do we. As you think about your assignment, remember these words: “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.” James 1:12 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, remember that you’ve been chosen by God; that is all you need.

1 reply
  1. suzette.webb@thelonggroup.com'
    Suzette Webb says:

    Suzette, it is early Wednesday morning, and I have gone back and reread some of your thoughts, and the “Trust Your New Path,” Blues to Blessings message has great meaning for me this morning. As you may know, Amanda, has left the practice of law, as it pertains to working within a corporate law law firm, and has embarked upon the path of finding a passion for the type work she can enjoy doing. Please pray for my baby girl Suzette. Only yesterday, I mentioned your name and spirit to her, and she indicated to me that she continues to read your daily messages. Tullulah and I have also embarked upon a new path along our journey through life, as we just three weeks ago, finally sold our home in Richmond, VA, and relocated to West Hartford, CT, to be near Nakia and our grandsons. Finally, I have not heard your voice in some time Suzette, but everyday I feel your spirit and I envision that wonderful smile and warmth, or the shine, as my grandmother use to say, as I scan your spiritual thoughts via “Blues to Blessings.” I’ll be calling you within the next several days. Please give Jonathan and the boys our family’s best regards, and ask that you continue to inspire all of us with your wonderful spiritual research and words.

    Love to my daughter-in-spirit, and her family
    Bill Pickens


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