The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. I have my soul restores; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3
The best decision you can make is always the next one.
We have the power to make different and better choices. God has a path for our lives and wants us to walk in ease. It’s good to plan but our plans in God’s sovereignty are subject to change.
Abraham did not have an agenda, he simply moved by faith. God had a path for him and Abraham believed God. He relied on God to lead him to the right place. If Abraham did not trust God, listen and obey God… He wouldn’t have made it to Canaan. It’s like Abraham’s life, and the life of the Hebrew depended on whether Abraham would follow God’s lead. The funny thing about Abraham’s calling is that God led him for 100 years! It’s safe to say that Abraham was not concerned about getting to a certain place, he was enjoying the journey with God.
The scriptures say in quietness and confidence is our strength (Isaiah 30:15). Abraham did not have an agenda, He was led of God. I believe that Abraham was quiet and confident throughout his journey with God. In order to receive divine guidance, we must first humble ourselves before God. We must accept that the will of God may be challenging to endure, but not impossible. We must decide to be grateful, despite of how we feel. We must release all the expectations we have of the future. And most importantly, we must seek God‘s opinion and plans through prayer and reading His word.
We can have a life of ease when we can trust God and rely on His divine direction. We worry when we have our own agendas before the direction of the Lord. We stress when we take on burdens which don’t come from God: desires, expectations and self imposed deadlines. But it’s better to surrender our plans to His. Even if the Lord leads us into tests and trials or into waiting seasons: He is working behind the scenes 24/7! He always turns things around so that they work for our good.
Father God, we thank you for your divine calling and direction. I pray you helps your people release the plans and dead lines they have set. I pray you help us all surrender our will and desire at your feet. I pray you give us sensitivity in the spirit to hear your voice and know which way you’d like us to go. May we have wisdom and discernment to go with your flow and know when we are resisting you. I ask you to give us the joy and sense of adventure as we go through his journey with you. In Jesus name, Amen.