Tuesday, July 7, 2015

I am waiting, trusting, and praying

I believe we are all uniquely created by God and have a divine purpose. Ephesians 2:10 says “ For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

When God designed each of us, He equipped us with everything we would need to fulfill our God-given purpose. He has given us gifts and skills that He wants to help us develop over the course of our lives.

I feel God is working in me now. As soon as I wrote this it made me think of the song I used to sing as a child, “He’s still working on me, to make me what I ought to be, How loving and patient He must be 'Cause He's still workin' on me”.  I feel that way now, that he is still working on me to make me into the person he had planned for me to be. He is laying out the path he has prepared and set for me. I want to live out his plan, live for purpose, live intentionally. It’s hard sometimes to do that, especially in today’s world where everyone is in a rush; it’s hard to slow down. 

I am waiting with patience for God to show me the rest of His plans for me. Waiting is not easy. Waiting is hard. I am an impatient person sometimes. But waiting on God before you act or decide allows time for you to think, pray and listen for that wisdom God has promised. And sometimes it’s not always a matter of us waiting on Him.  Sometimes God is waiting on us…for our character to catch up with His desire for us (or for His plans to become our plans).

I am trusting in God.  “Trusting God often requires not knowing how God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and not knowing when He will do it. We often say God is never late, but generally He isn't early either. Why? Because He uses times of waiting to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives. ” -Joyce Meyer

God’s plan is for us to be faithful to him in everything we do. The big plan is to follow him in all we do. Jeremiah 29:11 has been on my heart lately. “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I am praying. Lord, I believe that You created me for a special purpose, and that You have a perfect plan for my life. I ask that You fulfill Your purpose for me, and help me to do my part by earnestly seeking You daily through prayer and Your Word. Thank You that as I seek You each day, You will guide me along the “best pathway” for my life! (Psalm 32:8)

So I am choosing to trust in Him, to wait for His guidance, keep praying, keep growing, stop worrying, and obey God with the light that He has given me.  

Linking with: Tuesday at 10, Jennifer Dukes Lee, Coffee for your Heart, & Faith Barista

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