How many times have you asked God “What do you want me to do with my life?”
I know I used to ask this all the time. In fact, sometimes I still do.
I came across a blog by a man I follow and he had this to say:
It’s important that we stay the course in areas God has already directed us to be in. We don’t need a new revelation from God every day when our objective is to “stay the course.” God will usually make it clear, if we are listening, when the time comes that we need to move.Tim Ferrara
Looking back over the last couple years, when I was asking that question several times, I already knew something that God had placed on my heart to do for His glory. Funny, not so funny actually, I wasn’t doing it. I would start and let it fade away and then ask again weeks later “What do you want me to do with my life?” This went on for the (almost) 3 years it took me to finish my part of the project.
I tend to have a “what’s next?” mindset.
We live in an ADHD world. Do something– move on quickly.
But life, and journeys, take time. We don’t step out our house and arrive at our destination. It is a process of travel. Doing God’s will is a process to. It is a process of small and large steps…sometimes forward/ sometimes backwards….and then forwards again. It is a process of obedience and courage and faithfulness.
Doing God’s will is not for the scatter brained.
We have to train ourselves, especially these days in our culture, to stay the course.
Often, when we start a project, the newness is exciting and invigorating. It is inspiring. But newness wears off. And that is when some people want to start looking for something new.
It is like no, we DO — get a high off the beginning of experiences.
A thousand years is like one day for the Lord. He is not in a hurry. He has waited over 2,000 years and has still not returned. (Talk about not being in a hurry!)
We may be anxious to move on to the next possible adventure…but like Tim was saying…if we already know what we are to do–then we keep doing it until GOD decides to tell us something new. We can be open WHILE we are being faithful.
The key is to ask, listen, and then obey until He reveals something new in His time.
Until Next Time~