Who knew talking about your ‘right now’ invitation could spark so many conversations? This week alone, friends have texted, private messaged, and emailed me with encouraging words about seeking their ‘right now.’ And, several ladies who I don’t even know (yet) saw last week’s post and have responded as well.
What I did was not unusual, but there was a common thread with every response. Precious sisters of faith told me last week’s message was perfect timing. It was God’s perfect timing–I don’t get credit for that.
These ladies talked about decisions that need to be made and the prayers that are being spoken as they seek God’s direction. Another friend told me she was absorbing, growing, and pouring out onto others. She said she is allowing God to take her hand and direct her as she steps into His footprints. His path.
Those are beautiful words shared from one God’s girl to another and I am so blessed to learn that we are on this path together. Seeking what God has for us.
For now, I know what my ‘right now‘ is. It does not mean that every detail is already worked out. I still have moments of doubt and fear, and my ‘waiting in the wings’ while He is working out every step is still in the developing stages. But waiting for my next steps are signs of my faithfulness and trust in Him.
I have questioned many times in just the past couple of weeks if I have what it takes to move forward with what God wants me to do. He is calling me to share His word with others. While I pray about what the message will be I know He has equipped me far beyond what I can do on my own. When its time to share, His words will flow from my lips. And, they will be courageous, confident, and grateful words.
How will I do it, you ask? Through prayer, of course. I could not possibly accomplish half of what I do or conquer the busyness that sometimes overtakes me without first going to Him in prayer.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 NIV
I will continue to seek Him first and rely on His direction. God wants me to hand over my worries and problems and not take them back at the first sign of impatience. Truth be told, I’ve had to learn to give up trying to handle things on my own because with me in charge, there could be one mess after another. And, I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to send the message to my loving Father that He can’t handle the job.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 NIV
Nothing could be further from the truth.
I am assured that He walks with me. I am assured there is no need to fear or be afraid. And, I am assured that He is in charge of my life, planning every detail to perfection.
As you continue to pray about your ‘right now’ draw closer to Him. Pour out your heart to God and release whatever it is that is keeping you from moving forward. Let God handle what is next for you, because if our grateful minds are constantly fixed upon the best, then things become the best, because our Heavenly Father is the BEST.
I’ll be praying for you in the week ahead and I look forward to hearing from you.