151503974934000277_uXWgj8kf_c copy

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.  Proverbs 16:3

In his heart a man plans his course,  but the Lord determines his steps.  Proverbs 16:9

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. Proverbs 19:25

 

 

don’t we all want to know who we’re called to be and what we’re called to do?

isn’t that the big question of our heart?

 

"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why." Mark Twain

 

i believe the key to discovering why we’re on this planet, why we’re alive, what our purpose is, begins in knowing God and hearing His call.  and it is outworked by obedience and following Him, by being in step with the Holy Spirit and trusting God in the process.

 

letting God determine our steps means we are living a surrendered life – listening for His will and laying down our own fleshly desires.  for me it means that i follow HIS road map, not my own.  i may think the best way is the straight line between two points but God may have a different route to programme into my life’ GPS.  letting Him determine my steps also means that i choose to see things from His perspective.  what can seem like a delay to me may be the training ground for promotion, like how Joseph, Joshua and Ruth experienced?

 

If I believe God is directing my paths, then…

every moment is divinely orchestrated.

every moment is strategic.

every moment is God-directed.

If you knew that this moment was a divine moment, how would you live differently? If you knew this was an as-it-turned-out, God-directed moment, how would you respond?  Craig Owens

 

Maybe the long way round is the right way round for the journey of our lives?

as humans its like we’re hardwired to want to go from A to B the shortest way possible. but sometimes that isn’t the best route to go. sometimes we need to take detours and go the scenic route. its better for our character and our strength and our relationship with God. 

God KNOWS the right way we should go. we should entrust our lives to Him – commit our ways to Him and He will order our steps.

 

 

Choosing the right path begins with SUBMISSION, not information, not even direction.  submission specially to the One who knows where each path leads, as well as where it doesn’t lead.  Submission to the One who knows what’s best for you better than you know what’s best for you.  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6  Notice he doesn’t say “most of your ways.”  he said ALL.  Solomon didn’t leave any wiggle room.  in all your ways means in all your dating ways, in all your marriage ways, your entertaining ways, your morality ways, your educational ways, your professional ways, your financial ways.  he wasn’t just peaking of your sunday ways, your religious ways, your prayer ways.  all means all.  in every arena of your life, we are to acknowledge God.  so what does that mean? to acknowledge god means to recognize who he is and respond accordingly.  what is the proper response to God? submission.  we are to recognize god’s authority over every component of our lives.  we are to seek and submit to his will in every area of life.  that is, in al our ways.  Andy Stanley – Principal of the Path

 

 

"I can promise you God has more than enough for every one of us if we just let him direct our steps." – James Robison

 

"In the pursuit of following Him, He brought my destiny to me. I didn’t have to chase my destiny. It came. My eyes fixed on Him, walking to Him and He aligns my steps" Kim Walker Smith –

 

When we love God and fix our eyes on Him, He orders our steps into the plans and purposes that He has for us. His promise is to complete the good work He has started!   i can be CONFIDENT in His goodness and ablenes and faithfulness!

 

i can be confident that as i keep my eyes upon Him that He will direct my steps.  That means wherever i walk, be it the mountain top, beside still waters, in the valley, that God is with me and leading me for His glory sake.  There is always a purpose for where i am and what i am walking through.  Though the terrain may be difficult and painful i can commit my way to God and keep trusting.  He is always faithful.  It is impossible for Him to forget me, loose track of me or forsake me.

 

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. NIV

When you cross deep rivers,  I will be with you, and you won’t drown. When you walk through fire,  you won’t be burned or scorched by the flames.  CEV

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. AMP

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you. NKJV

Isaiah 43:2

it is so good to know that God has my life in His hands and that His promise is that He will complete the good work He has begun.  I can have confidence in His guidance and leading.  Today i am His.  Today i choose to follow Him.