I have been meditating and praying Proverbs 16:3.
Proverbs 16:2-4 (TPT)
We are all in love with our own opinions,
convinced they’re correct.
But the Lord is in the midst of us,
testing and probing our every motive.
Before you do anything,
put your trust totally in God and not in yourself.
Then every plan you make will succeed.
The Lord works everything together to accomplish his purpose.
Even the wicked are included in his plans—
he sets them aside for the day of disaster.
I’ve got a big decision to make and I’m seeking God over the answer. I’m at the moment going through Gods testing and probing to see if my motives are pure. I’m questioning if my heart is right and if I have put my trust completely in God for the next year. If God’s will is happening in my life and how I can follow His plan for me and not my own.
This is important for me because as the verse states, if you put your complete trust in God, then every plan you make will succeed. I have my own opinions of what the next year should look like and I have my own desires but, I don’t want to follow my heart or my own idea! I want to follow God and His plan. I want to have complete trust in God and to have faith that everything will work out.
I look at the people in the bible and I know they all came to a point where they had to choose. I know that this is a decision that will change my life and the outcome of my calling in God. If I had to be completely honest with you I’m scared of making the wrong decision and doing the wrong thing. I know that God can work everything around for His glory but I don’t want to make the wrong decision. With all my heart I long to do the right thing and be obedient to God.
One of my dear friends has given me this verse.
Psalm 119:105 (NKJV)
Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
He always reminds me that the Word of God lights up the path for my feet to take but the light might only light up the next step and not the whole path. He reminds me to have faith in God and that as long as I seek Him that He will direct me. This is the verse He has given me for the last three years and I’m truly grateful of this verse but, sometimes I would like to see more than one step ahead. Why is it that when I really have to put my trust in God I can only see my feet and I have to take that step of faith into the promises of God. Why can’t I have a flood light and maybe see the next three or four steps? Why do I only get to see the next step and I’m not always sure that I’m taking the right one.
I don’t know what the next year has in store for me, if I had to be honest with you I couldn’t tell you what I’m doing next week. But, this I can tell you I will not make a move until I know form God what to do, I won’t move until I feel His peace in my heart. I know that what ever decision I do make will be the one that God has in plan, and that this plan will succeed because its not my plan but His. I believe with my whole heart that is the key to succeeding in life, to completely trust God and then give Him the reigns to you life. That way every plan you make will succeed! It’s not always easy to give God control but I’m learning that His plan is better than mine anyway so why not give Him. It saves me a lot of tears, heartache and sleepless nights. God bless you.