Do you know the path God has for you?
There is this question that I used to ask God frequently, “Where are you leading me?”, and stilldo at times. If you are truly seeking God's will for your life and are willing to be used by Him,then you are right where God wants you today.
2 Chronicles 16:
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search the whole earth in order to strengthen thosewhose hearts are fully committed to him.I believe that if you commit to Him daily and keep your heart open and willing, that He will leadyou along His path. In order for Him to use you, you need to keep yourself in good soil so thatyou will continue to grow and mature. As Jesus said:
Luke 8: 15
And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people whohear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.The key words here are "hear God's word, cling to it" and what I think is very important is"patiently produce". In this verse Jesus says the same thing, but using a different metaphor:
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them,will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.Your plan does not develop over night and God rarely, if at all, informs His servants of the planfor them. I know that He has a plan for me, but I have no clue exactly what that is and whereHe is leading me. I am just another sheep that is trying to stay close to the Good Shepherd sothat I can hear His voice.
27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.Consider Abram (age 75), when he was told to go to the land of Canaan:
8It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home andgo to another land that God would give him as his inheritance.
He went without knowingwhere he was going.
9And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived thereby faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inheritedthe same promise.10Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternalfoundations, a city designed and built by God.Abram knew God had a plan, but he didn't know exactly how it was going to work out. This isthe same as Moses, who was 80 when God spoke with him from a burning bush. He was told tolead the people out of Egypt, but he didn't know how it would work and how long it would take. Ithink there is a reason that God didn't tell Moses that he'd be leading the Israelites through thedesert for 40 years. But we know that Moses heard God speak, clung to God's words and for themost part, remained patient.
The Lord directs our steps,so why try to understand everything along the way?Of course these are extreme examples of how God calls people, but there is much to be learnedfrom all the servants of God throughout the scriptures. If you haven't lately, read the story of Joseph and how God used him (Gen 37-50). He had no control over his circumstances, but hecontinually had a heart for God and remained patient. God rewarded him immeasurably.