Life brings changes to all of us yet I do not do well with change. My ideal life would be one where life pretty much stays the course. You know what I mean…. a life where each day maintains a constant, unaltering course, perfectly navigated, heading towards the goal. No bumps. No swells. Smooth sailing.
So it should not come as a surprise when life presents a change, I struggle. I struggle before God to know His will. And I do mean struggle. A life change, or an impacting decision, brings me to my knees. For a long time. I weigh a decision from every angle, much the way I look at my diamond to see its many facets. I ask God for signs, often coming close to getting my wooly fleece out on the lawn like Gideon. I read Scriptures. Lots of them. But mostly, I pray asking God for discernment to guide my thoughts and way.
Over the years, I have learned…
- God truly does intervene. God does open doors and I have learned, He also closes doors. I like it so much more when He opens doors. Closing doors can be painful.
- Remembering makes life easier. As I take the time to remember God’s faithfulness in my life, it becomes easier for me to have faith (yeah, there is my one word again!) that He will continue to lead me.
- He writes on my heart. This is a realization that hit me as I wrote on Friday for Five Minute Friday. So thank you (!!!) Lisa Jo for the prompt on “Write”. While I may have written only for five minutes, God continued weaving in my thoughts for days. And here is what He has been assuring me …. As I continue to grow in my knowledge of who God is; and continue to use the gifts He has given me; and ask Him to align the desires of my heart with His so that I honor Him — He works His will in my life.
In need of some reassurance today?
“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you”. (Psalm 32:8, NLT)
“This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.” (Isaiah 48:18, NLT)