I have such a hard time feeling like I know God’s will for me.
It would be so much easier if we could just call him up. 1-800-CALL-GOD
Or maybe drop an email? God@heaven.org
If only it was that easy right?
I feel like Bruce in Bruce Almighty when he was asking for a sign…maybe I’m just too dense to see them!
So many times in my life I have prayed and prayed asking for guidance on a decision and thought that I was on the right track only for it to not work out, or at least not work out the way I thought it should. Somehow I’m missing the mark.
I know people who have heard God audibly, not me. Or who have a “distinct impression” of God speaking in their minds. Nope. Discernment is not one of my spiritual gifts.
Talk about testing faith. But then, the Israelites in the desert had a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night and they still doubted the direction God pointed them in. So maybe even if I did have a truck full of signs trying to point me in the right direction I would have trouble seeing that. Perhaps this is just part of our fallen condition.
The good news is we don’t have to get all the details right. God works everything together for our good. It says so right in His word:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
We are here to glorify God and to fulfill the great commission. While I believe God uses us in certain ways and in certain areas, He knows we will screw up and works all that out to ultimately bring forth His plan. That isn’t an excuse to ignore something God is prompting you to do. The Israelites certainly suffered for not following God’s directions into the Promised Land the first time. But at least when we do inevitable misunderstand or miss the mark we know it will be worked out.
How do you figure out what path God wants you to take?