Like most people, I have a plan for my life that I believe is God’s plan as well. I am headed in a direction toward seeing that plan turn into a reality. But how do I know it is in fact what God wants for my life? Do I just keep moving forward, trust He is leading me and thank Him for His guidance each day? The answer is YES! The same goes for you!
Just keep moving forward! If you are truly seeking the Lord and His plan for your life, He will lead you. He will gear you in the other direction if you head off track. That could mean you don’t get to go on that mission trip or it could mean you don’t get the promotion you’ve been hoping for. Or it could mean you are relocated to another town. God has a way of getting you where you need to be. He says so in Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
Because He says so, you can trust He is leading you! No more questioning whether or not you are being led by Him or not. He is in ultimate control. “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” (Proverbs 19:21) To me this means, yes; we make plans, we can head in the directions of those plans, and if we are incorrect about it being God’s plan, He will direct you to His plan! So He is leading you even with you messing up and steering off course, how amazing that?!
Thank Him for His guidance each day! He is such a good God who wants what is best for you. He provides you with His word, the Holy Spirit and situations to guide you. He directs your path and is a sovereign God who loves you. A genuine thanks is all it takes to let Him know you truly appreciate His lead in your life.
So don’t get discouraged, God is God. He is in control of all things; including your footsteps. Just keep moving forward, trust He is leading you and thank Him for His guidance each day. “I trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways I acknowledge Him and He directs my paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Ashley Fordinal is the Children’s Church volunteer at Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX.