I would say that this is a pretty important question. I was thinking about writing something else this morning, but then the Lord quickened me. As I was about to begin writing, I heard a still small voice whisper to me, “There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” I thought, “Whoa! That’s pretty powerful.” I want to tell you that this is an actual Scripture, and it’s found in Proverbs 14:12. It jolted me enough to realize that this is what He wants His precious daughters to know today. So it’s not by chance that you’re reading this post. It’s actually a God-ordained appointment. With that being said, let me ask you this question again. As it relates to doing the will of God, are you on the right track?
Let’s go a little bit deeper into what this Scripture is really saying. A lot of times, we can get caught up thinking, dreaming, planning, and even conjuring up grand ideas in our minds that we think are the greatest thing on earth to do. BUT, we have to stop and think, “Wait a minute, what does God say about this?” If we don’t have a “Selah” moment (pause and consider), then we really could be gearing up to go 100 miles per hour in the wrong direction – which will throw us totally off track from doing the will of God.
I’ve been there before. One day about a few months ago, I was sitting outside my house reading, and then all of sudden, I got this great idea about doing something totally awesome! I just knew that it would be an amazing thing to do…all in the name of the Lord, right? But then as I was about to begin planning it all out, I looked down into my Bible that was sitting on my lap and it read, “There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” I immediately realized that I was about to attempt to go full speed ahead into something without consulting the Lord for what He really wanted for me. The kicks part about it was that I knew that I’m supposed to consult God first before moving on anything! I learned this through the book of Joshua (Check it out…it’s a great book in the Bible). So anyway, this Scripture really quickened me. And after chewing on it for awhile, I began to really pray and seek God for His will and not my own. And I experienced amazing peace.
Our lives are not our own. We’ve been bought with a very high price…Jesus Christ. Even when Jesus came, He did not come on His own. Yet, He came to do the will of His Father. And thank God He didn’t do His own thing, or we’d be in some hot trouble. But seriously, that’s how we have to look at our own lives. What we do for the Lord will last. Always keep this in mind…when you’re thinking about doing something outside of His will remember this Scripture, “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.” (Mark 9:36)
So don’t measure or weigh your success by a job or career or how much money you make. And don’t get caught up on all that is in the world like the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, because none of this is from the Father, yet it’s from the world (see 1John 2:16). Instead, measure it by the most important scale ever…God’s Word and His will. Consider what He really wants you to do with your life? And I believe that when you do this, you’ll experience a genuine sense of His peace in your spirit to move forward in Him.
I want to close this post by asking again…are you on the right track? Are you flowing in the will of God? If you’re doing what you know God is calling you to do, I think that is great! However, if you’re not really sure that you’re doing the will of God right now or walking towards your purpose, pray and ask the Lord to reveal it to you clearly. He’s faithful to answer in His perfect timing. And when He does reveal it to you, the next step would be to follow Him step by step as it unfolds day by day while trusting Him. He has a plan for your life. Just always remember that it’s His plan. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not to harm you; plans for a hope and a future.” Trust that, my sister. That’s His Word.
Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s get ready from the Inside Out!
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