I’m constantly reminded that God cannot direct your steps if you are not moving. Sometimes the voice of God is merely an impression or something that repeatedly comes in your view. But as you take a step, your direction becomes clear. Rarely have I gotten a clear picture of the entire outcome until I took several steps in the direction God was leading me.
You see faith is built one step at a time. It’s not faith in your ability, but it’s faith in God’s ability. Abram was told to leave his country and kin folk to a land God would show him. His direction was determined after he packed up and left.
When God led Moses into the wilderness, he took one step after another until he reached the Red Sea. Even though it looked like the end, God opened the sea and made a way across and took care of the enemy that was pursuing them in the process. What looked like the end was actually just the beginning.
Psalm 37:23-24 TPT says it like this; The steps of the God-pursuing ones follow firmly in the steps of the Lord, and God delights in every step they take to follow Him. If they stumble badly, they will still survive, for the Lord lifts them up with His hands. That in itself takes trust so even if you don’t know the details, He does! If you knew ahead of time where you were going and what you were going to be or do, you would formulate your own plan and get there your own way. But that’s not how God works! God wants you to totally rely on Him.
My friend, if you’re stuck in a place where you feel there’s no movement or clarity, take your bible and notebook into a quiet, distraction free zone and ask for God to speak to you. Trust me when I say this, He will speak to you because He loves it when you come to Him to have conversation. Not just you talking, but you listening. Wait upon the Lord. Rest in His promises. He who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it.
Jesus. Just mentioning Your name stirs up my spirit as I anticipate Your voice. There’s no place I’d rather be then here, alone with You, sensing Your love, hearing Your voice and feeling Your warm embrace. My heart is overwhelmed and I’m anxious for the knowing, but I will wait here until my anxious thoughts are stilled and my ears are tuned to the whisper of Your voice. Here I am Lord.