As a Christian, I want to serve God and change the world. I live with a burning desire and passion motivating me to press into God, yearning and praying for His direction, wisdom and opportunities. However, sometimes I find myself overwhelmed and distracted by my own plans, thoughts and ideas while not carefully balancing or considering my emotions or what God wants for me. When I don’t see immediate answers to my prayers it creates a disorder, causing impatience and a lack of faith. This internal upset of frustration produces chaos instead of order in my life. As the word says, “You can make many plans, but the LORD's purpose will prevail.” (Proverbs 19:21)
I don’t want to fret away my days or chase after the wind planning and striving with selfish ambition or wrong motives. This is the opposite way God wants us to live. God says, “Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
This has moved me to consider how to be faithful, patient and content while waiting on God. How can I trust God and His perfect plan and timing?
I’ve discovered I can pray, wait, be still and listen for God’s voice while pursuing Him. He wants me to be obedient to Him as I learn to hear His instructions, drawing closer in relationship with Him.
On our journey of moving into a deeper level of faith, we learn to enjoy the simpler gifts in life. We listen to the birds sing, feel the breeze on our face, embrace the warmth of the sun and literally stop to smell the flowers. We pay attention to detail with intentional focus and choose to stop dwelling on things we can’t control. We live one day at a time knowing God has our best interest at heart and that He supernaturally carries us through each day with all the details in His control. God promises this; “For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
What dreams, desires, and goals do you want to accomplish?
Don’t give up, don’t stop dreaming and pressing into God.
Don’t stop praying and believing for God to do the impossible.
Learn to be still and spend time with Him while you wait. –
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33)
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