I have been asking myself this question a lot lately. Initially I’m sure your response was the same as mine: of course I do! The Bible says that faith without works is dead. It also says that everything you do flows from your heart. I love God with all of my heart and soul, but looking back at some of my choices the last year left me wondering. Do I really trust God with my life? Do I seek His will in every single decision, or only the ones I choose? Am I boldly pursuing God’s plan for my life even if it doesn’t line up with my own?
I think so many times we give up on God’s plan because it isn’t always crystal clear. We want a plan. We want certainly. Before we commit to anything, we expect a guaranteed job, health, relationships…but where is the faith in that? If God was tangible, if He explained his plan perfectly and never allowed any trials into our lives, how many more people would believe? Everyone would! Faith is believing without seeing, listening without hearing, and sometimes doing without knowing the outcome.
Just because you don’t always “feel” the presence of God or “hear” his voice it doesn’t mean He isn’t there. He’s like gravity. Gravity is present as much in my living room as it is walking a tight rope. Sometimes you feel as though God is physically standing there with you, and a lot of the time you don’t. But don’t let the enemy fool you; God is constant. He is never changing. He is the beginning and the end.
Today I am choosing to follow God’s plan for my life. I choose to see obstacles as opportunities to trust God. I choose to let God make my decisions, not fear.
“Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.”
By Emily Meadows