I was in m thirties whens Gods plan became evident to me. God has a way of waiting until we are ready to receive His instructions. Then sometimes his instructions are just a stepping stone to the next phase in his grand scheme. In our journey we are often attacked. We are attacked by fear, then by people who don’t support our journey. Often it can be a close person in our life, who thinks its crazy. History proves that Gods plan often seems crazy to the world, then in hind sight we say oh yes I knew that was right.
I am very Blessed as I know where God is leading me right now. I do not think it is by any means the end of my journey but I know it is my next step. I will rest on the knowledge of Gods promises to me. I find comfort in them. Romans 8:29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. I know where God is leading me and I know it will not always be easy. I am determined to see it through, and I find comfort that God will provide for me while I labor toward it.
How do we know Gods plan? That is a hard question but one you need to ask yourself. It can be as simple as being a disciple to someone you work with. Showing kindness to a stranger. Things we take for granted every day. I find myself ignoring the day to day ways God uses me sometimes. It is convicting when I catch myself doing so. I lay in bed at night with my wife. We spend time together in prayer. Thanking God for our day our safety our family and our opportunities we have been offered to help. We pray for our short comings, our future and finances. We pray for Gods will to be shown to us. We both believe that if we put God first in everything, then everything else falls into place. So the real answer to the question is to be still and rest on the promise, that God has a plan for you.
That being said one can not simply wait all the time. It is a marathon, that takes training, and sweat, and hard work. Start by praying, reading, getting out of your own head. Go do something for someone else. Go to church, seek wise counsel. Proverbs 11:14Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory. If you are struggling with your path seek knowledgable people and ask questions. The only dumb question os the one you don’t ask.
I have included photos from Florida. Leslie and I were blessed to get a chance to go spend time in the warm sun, catching my personal best. Close to a 10 pound 27 inch large mouth bass. I also got to catch a tilapia, and my first shark. I saw my first wild alligator. I saw God everywhere from the sunsets to the nice people I got to spend my time with.
God is always in control. We just have to move our will out of the way, and seek His. I pray everyday to be pleasing to God. I know I fall short we all do, that doesn’t mean we are not good enough. It means we are human. Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. So lets rest on Gods promises, and follow where He leads us. May God richly Bless all of you. Thank you all for reading.