It has not always been easy for me to believe God for my future. There have been so manytimes where I have doubted His will for my life, and wanted to find the quickest escape hatch. I was doing things in my own strength, which caused anxiety in the worst way.
As women trying to unlock the mystery of our calling in life, there is no way to bi-pass what we believe about God. We may search to the ends of the earth to understand what we have been put on this earth for, but if we don’t know in whom we believe then we will never fully grasp our purpose.
This can leave us frustrated because we are trying to understand why life happens the way it does, when really we fail to see that God is asking for us to not lean on our own understanding. For someone like me who always wants to have a plan and get things moving in the right direction, this seems like an impossible task. Especially since I was taught to do it all on my own.
You feel me?
Maybe you find yourself there too. Are there dreams that you believe God has placed on your heart, but you can’t seem to find a way around your current circumstance? It wasn’t until I learned to lean into my relationship with God, that my spirit was at rest, and I knew that I was not alone in what He had called me to do.
It was never about me in the first place. It was always about Him.
So let me ask you some questions. I want to encourage you not only to read the questions, but to spend a little time answering them. This is a good time to stop and reflect about how our purpose is tied to our faith. If you joined me on the 21 Day Purpose Challenge, then I want you to know that getting this is paramount to moving forward. Perhaps, you just stumbled on this blog today. Well, I want to encourage you to join the challenge - CLICK HERE.
1) What do you believe about God?
If you are having a hard time trusting God, and believing that He is a good Father, then you may also have a hard time understanding how you are going to walk out your life purpose. Who is God to you?
2) Do you believe God has a plan for your life?
Faith and purpose go hand in hand. When you believe God is who He says He is then you will be able to trust when life gets hard. Take a few minutes and get alone to ask God about where the plan that He has for you. Not your plan, His plan.
3) Are you ready to submit your plan to God?
I think I may have stepped on a few toes there. Been there, got the t-shirt. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to release my plan so that I could see the bigger picture. Don’t get tunnel vision. God’s plan is a view that is much larger than yours.
For some of you this may be new, and may challenge you to think beyond what you have known. That’s a good thing. When we get to know who God is we will begin to see that He is way more interested in having a relationship with him than anything we will ever accomplish. Believing God for your future is more about deepening your understanding of who He is. He loves you, and desires great things for your life. Keep your eyes focused on him.
‘You will keep in perfect peace those minds who are steadfast, because they trust in you.’ (Isaiah 26:3).
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