I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can get SO wrapped up in the unknown and “What God’s Will is for my life.” But can I just tell you that we aren’t called to seek his will, but to seek Christ himself. The past few months I have really been learning that God’s will is revealed to me when I do what’s next, and obediently respond to the normal duties of life. I most often times encounter his guidance when I engage myself in my current circumstances and say “YES” to opportunities he’s placed before me.
I was reading in 1 Samuel 9 the other day and came across the passage of Saul being told that he would rule the people of Israel. I’ll summarize it for you now, but you should really go read it for yourself because I don’t do it justice.
Saul’s father’s donkeys were missing so Saul and one of the servants set out to find them. After searching in many different towns, they were still not successful in their journey. Saul and the servant had heard of a “man of God” (aka Samuel) that may be able to lead them in the right direction. Saul and the servant set out to find Samuel, but little did Saul know that Samuel was awaiting his arrival. The day before, the Angel of the Lord told Samuel, “About this time tomorrow I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin. Anoint him ruler over my people Israel; he will deliver them from the hand of the Philistines.” LIKE WOW!!! How much you want to bet Saul didn’t see this coming! He just thought he was going out to find his father’s donkeys. The Lord had another plan:)
But ya see, the Lord has his hands on the circumstances of our lives. We may not know the bits and pieces and every detail, but we just have to be willing to say “Yes” to the things he is calling us to. As we live our lives and serve him, he will reveal things in his timing! YES, HIS TIMING. We can’t let our impatience get the best of us, because often times that leads us to take our own path because we don’t want to wait on God to show us his. I think all too often we think waiting is boring. However, waiting doesn’t mean we have to be idle. Waiting simply means we just keep being obedient until he reveals more to us.
I’m humbled by the fact that our God doesn’t need/want us worrying about tomorrow and he certainly doesn’t need/want us consumed with our yesterday! I believe our God is BIG on us taking each day one at a time and seeing and reacting to opportunities as he reveals them.
(Oh and isn’t this cover photo just beautiful?? Photo Creds to Marissa Payne!)