One of the things I believe can haunt any self-respecting Jesus girl is the desire to be in the center of God’s will. It’s what we long for. We love Him and we want to serve Him. We want to go where He leads us. And we want to run the race well for Him.
But. How do we know? How do we know what His will is? What if we miss it? What if we think we know what it is, but we really don’t? What if we make a wrong decision? Does that negate His plan for our lives?
And as these thoughts swirl around in our heads we get stuck. We don’t move. At all. Paralyzed.
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me, stuck is exactly where the enemy wants us to be, doesn’t it?
If I’m stuck, I’m not doing anything for the kingdom. And that suits the enemy just fine. He doesn’t need me to be robbing banks or instigating high speed chases. Nope. No need. Just keep me bound up and second guessing everything in my life and I’m rendered ineffective. No threat to him whatsoever.
Here’s the thing….every decision we are presented with, every choice we make, well, they will have good and bad things that come along as part of the package. We can make the most God-ordained choice in the world but that doesn’t mean the road is going to be easy.
Did you hear that? Even when we do what God would have us do, it won’t always be sunshine and roses 100% of the time.
So how to know His will, to hear His call on our lives? Get in the Word. Know Him. Spend time with him. And then go. Just go. Step out in faith. As I heard Lysa TerKuerst say this week, “The only way our faith will ever strengthen is to use it.”
That’s is, isn’t it? Use your faith and it will grow. Spend time with God and then trust that He’s breathing wisdom into your life. Because He tells us that’s exactly what He’ll do. And then go. Move. Do something.
So go. And quit making everything harder than it has to be. God’s got you. Trust always in that.
This post is written in conjunction with the #Write31days Challenge and linked up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday crew here and Nester Smith’s friends here.