How can we hear from God?
Recently I found myself talking with a friend on this very topic. She felt as if God was telling her that a new season was coming, but she didn’t know what to do in the meantime. Was she supposed to rest? To work? To wait?
In return, I shared with her that God had seemed to be saying the same thing to meg! Unlike her, however, I found myself trying to make things happen before their time. As a result, I exhausted myself trying to make my own plans work out.
It’s often very easy to try and make things go our own way. When it comes to the plans I have for myself, I like to act as if I can control what’s going to happen. When things don’t turn out the way I want them to, however, I’m left feeling discouraged.
That’s why it is so important for us to spend time in prayer and in God’s Word, listening for what he is telling us. When it comes to future plans, decisions, or new seasons, God most certainly has a say in what’s to come! It is our job, not to try and control, but to listen to what he wants for us.
It is easy to get distracted by the things we want. But our focus must be on the Lord. Through prayer, studying his Word, and meeting with other Christians, we might discover what he is saying to us.
Heavenly Father, it is so easy for me to try to take control of things instead of just letting you lead! Help me each day to lay my dreams and plans down at your feet, for your ways are far better than all I ask or think!
Throughout This Day: Seek to remain aware of God’s presence and power within you as you go from task to task, inviting God to lead you step by step.
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