I’ve learned so much over the years about “my path” and God’s path for me. Bottom line, when our hearts are aligned with Jesus, our paths align as well. An important question to consistently ask yourself is this – how much am I involving God in my decision making? Are you intentionally prayerful? Are you asking for your veil to be lifted and for your heart to allow God to lead, even if the outcome looks different than what you pictured?
About 6 years ago, I was in a job that I was ready to leave. I was determined to either get out or get promoted no matter what it took. I was so focused on moving on that I made multiple attempts to leave, but they all fell through. After applying 10 different times, God finally opened the RIGHT door at the RIGHT time.
I used to feel hopeless, wondering if my desires were in line with the Lord’s plan, but then a mentor of mine reminded me that God is always in control! Yes, we have free will, but the will of God is sovereign and His grace is abundant. More often than not, God’s response to prayer isn’t “I’ll show you where to go”, it’s “Go and I will show you”.
It’s easy to become debilitated when we’re in the eye of the storm and searching for answers, but God wants us to move, he wants us to take action.
The Lord calls us to action all throughout scripture –
“But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
“Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it.” Ezra 10:4
“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” I Peter 1:13
Maybe God is speaking to you right now as you read this. Maybe you are currently in a situation where you have a tough decision to make, and you’re wondering if it will honor God. Here are a few takeaways to support you on your journey.
1) Be intentionally prayerful and open to Gods will – even if it doesn’t align with yours.
2) Start moving, don’t be afraid to take action. Deuteronomy 31:8 says “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
3) God already knows the choice you will make, and He has a plan to guide you.