Colossians 1:9-12 (NASB) For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,10 so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
I spend so much time pushing through life trying to do my thing, execute my will over my day to day. How often do I stop and seek to know God’s will, direction and purpose in my life? How often do you?
There has been so many instances, big and small, where I pushed and pulled, kicked and clawed, only to have what I thought should be not come to pass.
I believe God has a course for my life plotted out. I’m talking big picture. That doesn’t mean I don’t have choice, of course I do. However, the more I press on in my own will, without consulting and contemplating God’s will, the more I will struggle, run a ground, get detoured and frustrated with my life.
The more in tune with God I become, the more familiar with Him and His word, the more apparent His will for my life. Often times that means difficult decisions. He may close doors that we believe and want to be open, and He may open doors we’d rather stay closed. His will may (actually often will) require us to be stretched, to step out of our comfort zone and, in faith, step from a precipice. His will may lead us from something we want or feel we deserve. The bottom line is, regardless of where His will guides us, regardless of the path He sends us down, good, bad or indifferent, if we surrender to Him and seek His knowledge, guidance, understanding and righteousness, our path will be perfect, because it’s His path. All that we are, all that we have, all that we can be is made possible by His endless grace and love for us, gifts, abundant gifts. So… shouldn’t we be allowing Him to guide and direct our lives in that regard? Have a blessed weekend.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.