For the past six months or so I have been in a questioning and doubtful phase. Everything has seemed to be challenging and overwhelming. This has led me to question where God needs me to be and what God needs me to do. How could I be in God’s will when everything seemed to be falling apart?
But I was at a family function the other day, and I had a conversation with my brother and my Uncle that touched me.
My brother and I were about to leave my Grandma’s house when my Uncle and brother gave each other the typical “bro hug” goodbye. My Uncle was telling us that he was praying for the both of us. He said that the Lord has plans for us and he quoted Jeremiah 29:11. He then explained that we didn’t have to be afraid or anxious about the future. He explained that when he feels anxious, it is because he isn’t trusting God. My Uncle finally proceeded to ask my brother if he was going to listen to the call of God for his life. My brother offered him a shrug, and of course, a shoulder shrug would not be sufficient for my Uncle. My Uncle then proceeded to quote Proverbs 3:5-6.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
He explained that if we trusted in God that He would direct our paths.
I have heard this verse multiple times. I memorized these verses for Awana when I was younger. But for some reason, they struck me. I felt a tug on my heart.
I think my Uncle hit the nail on the head when he was talking about his anxieties. I feel the same way. When I feel anxious, I usually am drifting further and further away from God. Instead of trying to work on my relationship with God I drift further. I try to fix the hurt on my own. This never works out in the end, and I always make things worse. I can’t live this life on my own. I know that if I leaned on the Lord my life would be completely different. I need to trust in the Lord to direct my paths.
My life is so much bigger than myself and the plans that I have for myself. It’s all about HIM and HIS plan.
So what about you?
Do you have trust in God? Do you trust that God has a plan for you?
I hope and pray that you will let God direct you and your paths.