“I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
– Philippians 3:12-14 MSG
It’s funny how life gets so busy and we get so involved with so many things that many a times, we don’t stop to ask God for direction. We take steps that seem like the next best thing and before we know it, God stops being in the steering seat and logic takes His place. We think “it only makes sense to take this next step” forgetting that a good idea is not necessarily a God idea.
Listen for GOD ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
He’s the one who will keep you on track.
– Proverbs 3:6 (MSG)
These things ought not to be because a time comes when logic cannot help you anymore than an open door can. You feel the weight of your busyness bearing down on you, and suddenly you realize then you’ve only been floating through the motions and you have not really been living out His will.
Thank God for times like these, because to me, I see it as God stopping you before you do any further damage. Why don’t you pause and ask yourself, “what is God saying to me now?” Away from all the noise of your oh-so-busy schedule, take the time to seek His face and get direction for your life. Who better to ask how to live than the One who made you?
Be still, Listen, He wants to lead you but He cannot do that when you’re carried away with all your ideas and blinded by all your decisions. Living in His will is the best thing that can happen to anyone but it’s not magic. It won’t just happen. You need to be deliberate in asking for His direction. Position yourself to hear His voice, and when you do, do not harden your heart.
#Ponder: What is God saying to You? Are you poised to receive it?