I posted a couple weeks ago about risk or regret. Since then, I’ve been thinking about all the things that’s happened in our life over the last six years (and really even before that). I look back and think what if we hadn’t? What if we hadn’t heard from the Lord? What if we hadn’t took the risk and obeyed Him? You see, He didn’t show us the whole picture. We didn’t know His whole plan. We had no idea where He was taking us. We just knew what He was calling us to do each moment. What if we hadn’t obeyed?
Six years ago, I felt like God was telling me to sell our house. I prayed and asked God if it was Him speaking to me, to please tell Brian first. About three weeks later, Brian says to me, “Have you ever thought about doing something crazy and selling our house?” Wow. Okay. When God tells you to do something, you just do it because when God does it, all you have to do is show up. So we showed up. In an awful housing market we listed our house and exactly six months later we received our asking price. You see what we didn’t know was that on the exact weekend we sold our house, we would also be traveling to Hampton, SC for a “try-out” sermon and interview weekend at Lighthouse Church. The same day we accepted the offer on our home, we receive a phone call saying that Brian was being invited to pastor Lighthouse Church in Hampton, SC. The same day. When God does something, He doesn’t do it half way.
God wants to communicate with you. That is why you are reading this. It is no accident that you are here. This is a special moment in time. God has been calling you for a long time. God planted a seed inside of you a long time ago and you can feel this seed awakening as you read these words. Maybe you’ve learned how to pray and ask God for things, but you didn’t know how to listen for God’s voice. God is speaking to you now in a tender thought process inside of your mind.
You can stop reading if you want to. That’s what the enemy wants you to do. I know we don’t like to think about the devil but he is real and he really doesn’t want you tapped into the power of the Holy Spirit. He doesn’t want you to get close to God. He wants you isolated from everybody.
“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.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
One of the Bible’s most comforting truths is that God wants to guide us. He loves us, and He knows what is best for us—and because of this, He wants to show us His will. The Bible says, “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:6).
Pray and ask God to guide you but don’t make the mistake of telling God what YOU want Him to do. Ask Him to help you guard against this, and to seek His will instead of your own. We must be willing to do His will, whatever it is.
In addition, search His Word, the Bible, for guidance; God never guides us to do anything that is contrary to His Word.
Not everyone in your life is going to get it. Others may doubt you and question you. It’s okay. It’s time to sever the line that secures the boat to the shore.
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This brought me to tears just now. During worship at LCF this morning I could feel God’s presence and began to pray and ask Him to purge all that hinders me from becoming what He made me to be…for His calling on my life. I desire with all my heart to walk the path He has designed for my feet to go…..and to be the parent that my boys need to show them God’s love.
I have recently started my own company with an MLM, like yourself. I feel it is a God sent opportunity to spread the message of health and financially prosper at the same time. I am just learning about Essential Oils and am so blessed to have found this natural remedy for so many things!! As well as the 90 for life message of nutrition…. People are coming from near-death-diseased bodies failing them to , after taking these supplements, coming back to life…..diseases going away, bones healing, ligaments and tendons repairing, Alzheimer’s reversing….I mean….it’s AMAZING!!! How can this not be an opportunity from our Mighty Physician!!?!!
But as you said, I do not want to TELL The Lord what I want him to do….but I want to hear from Him that this is an opportunity He brought to me.
I went to a Convention in CA last month for the company and I met so many Godly people there and the Founder of the company says God gave him this mission in a dream when he was a young man and I felt like I got confirmation after confirmation during that 5 days, I felt.
How do I KNOW?? I second guess myself, especially after the mistakes I’ve made since I’ve given my life to Jesus.
He shows me over & over that He is going to take care of us. I want only His will for my FAM. I have spent so many yrs living outside of it, I don’t wanna waist one more day. I want to be successful with my business, I want to do something important to help people be healthy and live longer, I want to be able to give back to God’s and all these things would be possible with this business. Thank you for hearing and obeying to encourage and inspire those of us who He leads to your words!!