Believe it or not, you are exactly where you’re supposed to be. Don’t believe me? Then ask yourself this question:
“If I wasn’t here, where would I be?”
It isn’t hard to understand that how you got to where you are is a direct result of your actions.
If you want something, you have to take action. Everything that is truly worth it will require time and action on your part. You can’t expect something to fall in your lap without having to either 1. Do something for it or 2. Do something to keep it. In many cases, both.
For me, I pray. God answers; not always in the way that I may have asked for, but in His way, He answers.
He knows what’s best.
Sometimes things, people, opportunities are brought to me out of no where. I don’t always know what to do with them but if I am confident in God’s abilities, I will pray that He shows me why – whatever/whoever it is – has become a part of my life.
Other times, He brings us to things but then it’s up to us to take the action.
We’ve all been at a crossroads, not knowing which way to turn. I know many people who either aren’t Christian or just don’t have a relationship with God that have been at that very spot and have made exactly the right choice. Some faithful believers may ask, “How?” Others know that the answer lies within us all.
God placed himself upon our hearts before we were even alive. He made a plan for our lives that He guides us to in small and even BIG ways. Making the right choice at the right time or the wrong choice at the right time or the right choice at the wrong time all comes down to one thing — what we are doing with that feeling inside. That “gut feeling” that tells us what’s right and what’s wrong. That “little voice” inside our head that whispers to us in the darkest moments, guides us when we need it most and answers us when we didn’t even know we had a question.
Not everyone knows that is God. Me? I believe it is.
I don’t feel alone – ever – because when I search for something, I often find it right inside myself. God places it there when I need it.
So you see, you do have the answers you need. It’s much more simple than you ever would have expected. Sometimes the action that needs to be taken is something HUGE, other times, our action is to wait. Believe. Hope. Trust. Have faith.
Last night at church, we talked about prayer circles. One of the notes that I took was simple. It says this:
desire vs. need
Hmmmm….what does that say to you? To me, it means that I must learn to distinguish between what is my humanly desire versus what I actually need. God knows our desires but He also knows what we need. That’s why when you pray for something, it doesn’t always come out exactly like you have been praying for. God is answering; He’s just not giving you exactly the answer you expected. He’s giving you what you need.
So you see, it all boils down to this profound statement that God put on my heart last night. I wrote it down, not knowing when or how I would use it. Now seems like a good time!
God has you right where He wants you. Now where do you want Him?
He belongs in the center, where He placed Himself, before you even knew He was there. Let Him lead you from within; because without, every decision, every choice, every move will be…
Only you can finish that sentence. You know the answer.