Stepping in God’s Guidance

Stepping in God guidance

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13

I have a friend who until now never got a good job. Many times he tried to change jobs, as many as he also failed. Disappointment was enveloped his feelings. Then once time she said: “If only God would tell me what I should do, I will not continue to experience failures like this”  The question that comes to my mind is, is it true that God likes to hide in his plan for our lives so that we will be difficult or even impossible to find out? Is it true that only God tells us to obey and follow his plan but objected to tell us what His plan for us?

Of course God does not think like that. If God wants us to walk in His plan, He would want us to know what is in the plan. God is not a covered person who is too busy for us. Rather, God is a Father who loves us, loves His children even as He created his own image and likeness. If so, we need to think again if we had asked Him through our prayers or we even still too lazy to build a relationship with Him?  Or maybe we’ve been praying, but how much faith could accompany us to believe and hear? Perhaps we are still too often tempted by anxiety, fear, worries or other feelings that hinder our sensitivity to His voice. Or maybe we are still too often doing bad things so that God is not pleased upon the behavior of our lives.

David says that The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;” (Psalm 37:23) David could say this of course is based on the real evidence through his own life experiences. David firmly says that God ordained the people measures. People like what? In this verse say to those whose lives are pleasing to Him. So, whether we are pleasing to Him or not is an important key to experiencing God’s guidance on every step, each sequence in our lives. He would be happy to participate and guide step by step. One remarkable thing if we not only know that the Lord has prepared not only full peace plan to meet our future with hope. 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. (Jeremiah 29:11) but also participated guide us step by step to fulfill them? That is exactly what God’s ready to be done to every person whose life pleasing to Him.

In the form of God’s presence, we can also see how if on our way we met with difficulties or problems. Walking with God does not mean that life will be entirely smooth with no problems. But the good news is, even when we are in a fallen state, God is still there with us. “though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” (Psalm 37:24) This means that we do not have to worry in stepping as long as the Lord is with us. David testified that since his youth to old age, he had never seen the righteous forsaken by God. Even the inclusion and blessing from God does not stop only on that person, but also touching his offspring. “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing”. (Psalm 37:25-26)

God is ready to give wisdom that allows us to be able to see what His plan for us. He has provided all that is needed by us through the talents that have been given since the beginning, and He is ready to guide us in living it gradually. But please remember that life pleasing to God is the key that will allow us to experience it. Moreover we need to know that God is never too busy or happy to ignore us, because the God’s word says: “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”. (Jeremiah 29:12-13) See that the Lord is not a closed figure. Instead, he was very open to us and will always be happy to reveal His plan upon each of us. Once again David says: “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”(Psalm 37:5-6) Goes according to His plan and experience God’s guidance directly in every step, will make our lives find its meaning, just like what God wants for our lives, both today and in the future.

My dear lovely friends, whether we are experiencing a failure that makes us disappointed? If we feel that we are experiencing failure is because God does not tell us what to do? Let us reflect on ourselves if we are living pleasing to God? Think again if we had asked Him through our prayers, or we even still too lazy to build a relationship with Him?  How big we put our faith to God? Or whether we are still too often doing bad things so that God is not pleased upon the behavior of our lives? Let’s we ponder together. Amen

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

Karina

Photo Credit: devianart.net

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20 thoughts on “Stepping in God’s Guidance

  1. Karina, it is easy for us to blame God and feel like He isn’t helping us or showing us what we are supposed to do. However, it isn’t that He isn’t revealing things to us, it is that we are not listening and recognizing His revelation. Priscilla Shirer said in her study “Discerning the Voice of God” it isn’t our job to discover God’s will for our lives, it is God’s job to reveal it. That may seem strange but it let’s us know we don’t have to search and search for what God wants us to do because He will show us. In order to understand it we must spend time with Him in His Word, in prayer and in Christian community. Great post! Blessings, dear sister in Christ!

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  2. This is a wonderful post Karin that I have to ponder on tonight. Sometimes I feel that I’m drifting away from Him when I should be calling and talking to Him for guidance. This post is Beautifully said. May you have a great night my lovely friend.

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  3. It’s interesting that you picked these verses, I’ve been reading these for the last few days. God does know what I need and gives it too me, if I pay attention. When I’m concentrated on SELF, I can’t hear the leading of God, but when I’m thinking about him, and his goodness, kindness, and patience with me, I can hear is voice.

    Right now, he’s teaching me about having an eternal perspective, to put what happens in my life, second to the life to come in the future so that my every day dealings are not the MAIN THING, but what he want’s me to do and think about and how it relates to eternity.. Amen, thanks for encouraging me. Love and Blessings, Shazza

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    • Hi Shazza
      Thank you so much for reading my post this evening. I really appreciate it. I also thank you for your lovely comment. Yes! The important thing for us to make great quality relationship with God. I so blessed if my post can encourage you and others 🙂 Many blessings to you too, Shazza.
      Karina

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  4. God always speaks to His children. but the children are often too busy, too focused on their plans, ignoring God, and so can not hear His voice. The key is to be willing to learn to listen, willing to listen, and obey.But Sometimes we get too panic, sad, and scared. All the feelings that make us not be able to hear when God speaks to us.
    “The sheep that are My own hear and are listening to My voice; and I know them, and they follow” Me. (John 10:27 – Amplified Bible)
    Very good posting, Karina. I love that every ( 2 thumbs up )

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  5. Dear Karina,
    What a valuable post you have written. It is so important to walk in God’s plans. He only has the best for us. I love the picture you selected. It’s powerful. Blessings Sis.

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