Saturday, September 11, 2010

God Will Be With You In It

I was talking with a friend recently about a situation in her life. She reminds me a lot of “me.” She thinks things through very thoroughly.

Sometimes you can “over-think” things. You go over the “what-if’s” which are endless. You try to research, be proactive, and double and triple-guess everything. You can get so intense about it because you are afraid of making the wrong choice; the wrong decision.

As we were talking, I shared with my young friend how I’ve learned (or actually AM learning) that I can put extra pressure on myself in the quest to not make a mistake. I think it’s good to be wise and to try and make informed and smart choices in life. But at the same time, we can stress ourselves out when we don’t know exactly what God has in mind for us.

I think if you are seeking out God’s heart and His direction on something, then that needs to quiet your turmoil at times. Maybe you will make a wrong choice. But unless you are clearly and defiantly ignoring what you know He wants for you….. He can still use it and bring about blessing from it.

God will be with you in your decisions. If you decide to go to the left; He will be with you in it. If you decide to go to the right; He will be with you in it. You just need to pray, seek His heart, seek out Godly counsel, and then head in the best direction you can from that point on.

Mistakes will come. We are imperfect. Maybe it’s God’s will that we make a mistake because that’s the only way we will listen to something He wants to say to us. Maybe it’s not. Maybe we just misheard what we thought He was saying to us. Either way, if you truly are seeking Him out, growing in your faith, learning, and are active in your walk – then I believe God will still use that wrong choice. He can turn anything around and use any area of our lives – even if it wasn’t His choice for us.

Never stop seeking Him. Never stop asking Him to show Himself to you. For one way or another, if that is your heart’s desire….He’ll show up just as you asked Him to.

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