Have you ever come to a crossroad in your life and wondered if you can really trust God to show you the right way? Will God really deliver on His promise to direct your path?
I don’t know how it is for you, but God always has better plans for me than I have had for myself. When I was eighteen years old and thinking about what my life’s occupation would be, I was sure that I would be a school music teacher. God had other plans. He wanted me to travel and use my musical abilities in evangelism.
Later on, when I turned thirty, God directed my path to lead worship in a church. I had never considered leading worship. But again, God knew me better that I knew myself.
Later on in life, (in my forties). I thought I would write music full-time for a living and stop leading worship. God had other plans. He wanted me to travel again and lead worship all over the world. He wanted to be involved with seeing thousands of people accept Jesus and to see some amazing miracles and healing. God has always had a better plan for my life than I have!
My life’s verse, the Bible passage that God brings to my memory again and again, is Proverbs 3:5-6… ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.’
God has shown me, time after time, that He will direct my paths. If I try to figure things out using my own wisdom, I am invariably wrong. I have learned that God just wants me to trust Him and acknowledge Him in everything I do (i.e. put Him first place in all my activities). He has promised to show me the right path from there.
I love the part of the verse that says ‘don’t lean on your own understanding’. That is often very hard to for me to do! My human mind wants to figure things out for myself, to make my own goals and plans. But, I’ve learned that God goals and plans are so much better than mine.
So take my advice. Trust God. When you get to those crossroad in your life, learn to trust what God is saying to you. Seek God, spend some time reading the Bible, praying and maybe even fasting. God really does have a better plan for your life than you can imagine!
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