I have discovered that no matter how hard we push and strive to make things happen by ourselves if God does not want that to unfold in our lives, it usually isn’t going to happen – no matter how much we want it to. If by chance He allows us to “stubbornly go where we want to”, we are bound to discover sooner or later that the things we struggled to obtain so much don’t contain half as much joy or fulfilment in them as we expected.
God has a plan for each of our lives and promises in His Word to direct and guide us. When we miss it, He is faithful to pick us back up again, but He loves us so much that He doesn’t want us to go through anything needlessly.
If you have a decision to make or are unsure of what to do, ask God for his advice and direction. He says He will instruct us in the way to go. Often if things are unclear or we feel “heaven is like brass” over our heads, it’s because we haven’t been listening, have undealt with issues from the past clouding our view, or we’re not going to act upon what God says anyway.
One other key is not to rush things. Stop, breathe, and trust that if God says He will guide you in the way to go, He will. Seek Him and trust in His promise that He will lead you in exactly the right way to go knowing that He always wants the best possible outcome for your life.
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow.” (Isaiah 48:17 NLT)
“Guide me into the paths that please you, for I take delight in all that you say. Cause my heart to bow before your words of wisdom and not to the wealth of this world. (Psalm 119:35)
Prayer: Lord, thank you that you promise that you will direct my steps and that you have the perfect plan and best possible outcome for my life. Help me deal with any fears and confusion so that I would be able to hear clearly from you today. In Jesus name Amen.