In life a lot of times it is hard to look ahead to see where we are going, and to see where God is calling us to be. I think a lot of times in this fast pace world, we are always in a hurry to get somewhere, to do something, to be someone. I know that this is the case for a lot of you, because it is the case with me too. We want our food fast, we want to get in and out of line fast at stores, when we are chasing a goal, we want to get there fast, and so on and so on. I think that that can be a problem sometimes. We need to learn to be patient and let God direct our steps and our lives on his time, not our own super fast pace timing that we think things should be.
Psalms 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
and a light for my path.”
God’s word is a lamp unto our feet. He guides us step by step of the way. He wants us to learn to trust in his timing and in his word. Although you may not be able to see way down the road, his word is a lamp unto our feet, he is guiding us with light as we follow him step by step. He is teaching us to take things one step at a time and not get a head of ourselves.
Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 “for we walk by faith, not by sight.”
We need to learn to let God’s word guide our steps and let his still small voice lead us. God may lead us in small steps, but that is the way he wants to. I’m not saying that He won’t take you somewhere at a fast pace ever, but in general we need to learn that not everything He is calling us to is going to happen instantly. It is a day by day process.
Matthew 6:34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
Like I was saying take things step by step, day by day. If we are concerned about how is this going to happen, when is it going to happen, we will be overcome with worry and anxiety and feel like we are getting no where, but if we learn to trust his timing and that his word is a lamp to guide our path, then we will learn patience and how to “walk by faith” and take life one day at a time.
James 1:3 “For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”
So in this fast pace world, where we are basically trained that we have to have things now, we need to relearn and retrain our minds and brains to think in line with God’s word and timing. Don’t conform to the world’s way of doing things, but be transformed by letting God renew your mind. This even can pertain to Credit Cards, we have to have something now, so we use money we don’t have. Instead we should save up so that we don’t owe anyone anything. But that is just one random example of how it can be practiced. I’m not saying don’t ever use them, but be smart and use wisdom 😉
So here is my challenge to you, learn to relearn that God’s timing for your plan isn’t always NOW. God has his own timing for his own reasons and purpose. The using of your faith helps build patience and character and trust and that could be why, you just don’t know, that is why it is called faith. I challenge you to start to walk by faith, use God’s word as a lamp and light for your path and journey, and don’t worry about how you are going to get where you are going, but do what you need to do today and daily. If God gave you a vision for tomorrow, take it step by step and day by day, Trust that he will get you there in his timing!
love this. for years and years i actually wondered when God was going to reveal some master plan to me about what he had for me to do. i always felt like a black sheep,,, im almost 37 and i really think some of the things i am doing just now are what God had for me (aside from being a wife and a mother)…