In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
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I am about to celebrate a birthday and I’ve probably lived half of my life now. I have had so many blessings and precious moments…God is so good! The one thing that bothers me is that I have wasted so much time wondering what my purpose is. Wondering what is it that He really wants me to do? Maybe you, too, need clarity for your journey…know that you aren’t alone, friend.
I have prayed for clarity and God keeps asking me to trust Him. Maybe even take a few risks. And I can say that, at times, it’s been painful. It would have been so much easier if He could have just spelled it out for me on a sheet of paper. But that isn’t what faith is. And as we take a step at a time, we are getting to taste and see a bit more of Him. I still don’t know what my future looks like (or yours). But I do know that if we trust fully in His promises and if we commit all our ways to Him, He will make our paths straight. And, for me, this has meant just taking the next step and learning to trust Him in spite of the darkness that I am in.
Restlessness isn’t always a bad thing to feel. I believe that it comes from wanting even more of our God. It might just be the catalyst to nudge us forward to live the epic lives that He designed for us even before the Earth was created. Friends, there is a revolution coming and God is working out the details. There is a big change coming and He is gathering a force. If we are honest with ourselves, this might cause a little fear. Maybe He has given you a glimpse of His vision for you. If so, journal it and share it! And let’s band even closer together. We cannot go through this big journey alone—we, His children, are better together!
We do need to understand ourselves and the empty places around us. But mostly we just need faith in a real, yet unseen, God. And together, if we stop comparing ourselves to others and just follow Jesus, then you know that something is going to happen. This generation of women have been quietly reading and longing and dreaming and falling in love with God and we are about to wake up! We are about to let God run wild, through us.
Friends, we only have this one life that He has given us. Then we get to meet the God Who created this world and planned it all. We want to live lives that matter and make a difference for the Kingdom. We want to be a generation who follows God with reckless abandon, a God Who is real to us! So let’s go for it!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”
This is a verse we hear often and sometimes we don’t really appreciate the meaning. It says that God knows the plans that He has for us and that those plans are meant for good, not to harm us. The very thing that you are wishing wasn’t in your life just might be the very thing that God uses to enhance your life….
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Let us pray: Dear God, You are so amazing and awesome. You are the planner of it all and we are so grateful that You had our best interest at heart. How we praise You for loving us that much. Please keep revealing to us the steps You want us to take to better the Kingdom. Help us to stay focused on the main goal and not to get distracted with the things that disappoint us. We love You and we pray for those that are lost today. May they come to know You, too. In Jesus’ name, amen.