The picture above, taken from THE DAILY, simply sums up how I often feel with God, his direction, and his will. The picture shows a blind track athlete, Terezinha Builhermina of Brazil, who runs with the help of a guide (the man running next to her). If you notice, her left hand has a strap that the guide holds as they run together. It made me think of one of my favorite verses: Proverbs 16:9
As I reflected on it, it blessed me. I thought, “this is how I feel when it comes to God’s will.”
I need guidance.
I need wisdom.
I need help.
But I must run.
Often when we don’t know what to do, or where to go, we will simply become inactive and lazy, using bible-talk to not participate in the places God has planted us. For instance, while looking for a job, you might say – “I’ve got my resume at Monster.com, but nobody has called… I guess God hasn’t opened any doors yet.” I think this is a dangerous kind of thinking and a theological FAIL.
When it comes to God’s will, we need to understand that we are to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness… everything else, is gravy (paraphrase of Matt. 6:33).
The most important decision you face today is to live for Christ (run – as Terezinha is doing) and die to self (let Him lead you – as Terezinha is doing). So, stop obsessing with God’s will and the future of it and trust that He holds the future.
Do you feel the same way? Share how you sense God is leading you. I’d love to hear!