Monday, January 10, 2011

Trust & Obey His Instructions

I've been seeking God for peace about a parrticular situation in my life. It seems the more I seek peace, the more I feel confused and conflicted in my spirit.  Just a little while ago, I was feeling very bothered by it, so I began to whisper a prayer.  I asked, "God show me what to do about this" and He simply answered, "I've already told you what to do.  Your own understanding of what I've instructed is what's causing you conflict.  Trust and follow my plan, and you'll find peace."

When God first spoke to me about what to do concerning this situation, I initially had peace within my heart about it.  But by the time I finished analyzing God's instructions, I concluded that there was no way I had heard Him clearly, and sought out my own alternative.  I am now realizing that failing to adhere to God's directions, and choosing to follow my own, based on how I understood the situation, has turned out to be a huge mistake.

I have no peace, and God is not the author of confusion.

I'm learning that, according to our own understanding, God's plans for our lives sometimes makes no sense.  But that's because His thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways are not our ways.  We may not always understand why God chooses to lead us along particular paths, but I believe that if we'd just trust His plan, heed His instructions, and follow His lead, we will not only have peace within our hearts, but we will find that His way was the best way all along.

Sometimes we can get in the way of God, and think WE know what's best, but I've found out that even at my best thinking, I'm often totally wrong when it comes to trying to figure out the path God has for me.

I am encouraged to trust God with every aspect of my life, and be confident that, as long as my life is in His hands, He will never lead me wrong.

If you find yourself struggling with trusting God's instructions, I pray that you'd seek Him for a better ability to know His voice, and the courage to trust and obey His plan, no matter how you may feel about it.

I want to leave you with one of my favorite scriptures:

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding; in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct thy paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6~

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,


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