Do you ever feel like you know what direction you want to take in life, but for some reason everything never falls into place? Don’t fret because you’re not alone! Often times I feel like I know what I want out of life, and like most people I plan everything out accordingly. But it came to my attention recently that maybe that’s not my job. When we were created by God he already had a plan for each and every one of us. It is not our job to try and become the person that we think we should be. Our job is to simply get out of God’s way and let him work through us.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119: 105 NIV
I had the pleasure of attending a women’s conference this past July, and one question that really spoke to me was: What happens when your plan for life conflicts with what God has planned for you? I started thinking about this because it never occurred to me that maybe I was hindering myself from progressing as a woman of God. I’ve been so busy trying to run my own life instead of walking with God.
Lead me in the right path, O Lord…Tell me clearly what to do, and show me which way to turn. Psalm 5: 8 NLT
It’s funny, I’ve been trying so hard to do things my way for so long when all I need to do is be still and hear the Lord. We have to stop ourselves sometimes and remember who is truly in charge of the situation. Gone are the days when I thought I could make things happen on my own. God has kept me even when I did not know he was with me and the same is true for you! My advice is to follow God as he is trying to lead us down the right path. Yes, there will be distractions on the path trying to hold you back. Yes, there will be some people in your life that you will have to leave behind. But through everything, God will be right by your side and you will know you are not alone.
Jesus said, “What is the seed that fell on the good ground? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching and understands it. That person grows and produces fruit.” Matthew 13: 23 NCV
I believe that we are seeds planted on earth by God and in order for us to grow we must follow him. We must listen to his word and focus on getting to know him better. This will then allow us to produce what we need in order to become a better individual. I just thank God for a better understanding and pray that he continues to work on me and in my life!
Remember to start your day with prayer for a better understanding of God’s intention for your life.