I am in a mom's group called MOTTTS, that is so encouraging to me and gives me that extra pep in my step during the week and I always walk out encouraged and pumped to be the best mom and wife I can be. I write a weekly devotional for the group, and God placed this experience I am going through on my heart to share with others that might be in a place in their life like me. Searching for answers, wanting God's will - but not sure what it is or looks like at this point. So I thought I'd share...
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
I love this verse for the many times in my life where I am not sure where to go or which way to turn. When I am at the T in the road of life. I am in this unknown place right now with my desire to be a published author. I know my desires- my wants, but I am not sure where God is calling me. I obviously want His will to be done, because without Him my desire would be pointless. Does He want me to be published? Maybe not because He knows I couldn’t handle the pressure of deadlines or the attention (good and bad) it would bring. Maybe the answer is yes, but wait. Have you ever been at a place like this in your life? When you are not sure where God is calling you? It can be a very frustrating time. I challenge you to pursue God and ask for His desires for your life. That He would be your eyes, your hands, and your feet as you tread through this unknown time. That He would reveal His plans for you. That He would turn the darkness into light before you as He reveals which direction you should go. That your desires would become in tune with His. How does this happen? By spending time with Him, digging into the Word and taking the time to be still so that you can listen for His leading. Isaiah 30:21 says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Most importantly you must have faith. If you go into this time not confident that He will lead you, the waters will be muddy and you will be easily distracted or unable to identify His direction. So stand firm on His promise that He will NOT forsake you and in His perfect timing reveal His good- and perfect will.
Heavenly Father, with you is where I want to be. I desire your Spirit, your presence, and your divine calling for my life. Help me to keep my mind and heart clean so that I am better able to hear your voice. Amen.