Friday, February 18, 2011
Settling into His will
Be on your guard [constantly alert], and watch and pray; for you do not know when the time will come. Mark 13:33
If you have ever missed a plane or a train, you know how disappointing it feels. Commuter trains are especially fast. In the two minutes it took to buy the paper I just had to have, the train left me in the dust.
Ever feel like there is some big definitive thing God wants you to do and you either haven't figured it out yet or He hasn't informed you what it is? If you grew up in church like me, you probably heard that "God has a plan for your life" a hundred or so times. Well, He does have a plan. He wants you to know Him and He wants you to walk hand in hand with Him for rest of your life, all the way into eternity. End of story.
Once we have done that, He will lead us in the other big decisions of life......."in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:6
We don't have to feel that God's plan is on a train and we just missed it. His timing is perfect and as long as I am praying and seeking His will, I can rest in the fact that He will lead me in the right direction. God is extremely creative! If I miss an opportunity, He will supply another one. He is extremely patient. He doesn't hold His plan above our heads waiting to see if we can figure it out, it is all mapped out perfectly in His Word!
The challenge is resting confidently in His will as we begin to live it out. These promises are ours to help us on the way.......
"This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go." Isaiah 48:17
"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps." Proverbs 16:9
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Psalm 32:8
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