Give God the right to direct your life, and as you trust him along the way, you’ll find he pulled it off perfectly! Psalm 37:5 TPT
As I jumped on Facebook to see what was going on with friends and family, I happened on an old post my youngest daughter reposted this morning. What I read inspired me to share.
“I just had a conversation with a friend of mine and this is my answer to a question that I asked (lol): I always think I did something wrong when things don’t turn out the way I thought I heard from God…ie moving to Florida and all the crap that happened that was traumatizing…moving back to Michigan and all the crap that has taken place. (Adding my trip to Haiti). People seem to think (including me sometimes) that if it didn’t work out that it must not have been God, when we ALL need to realize that God orders our steps and regardless if it works out the way we think it should or not, it works out for the plans of Him who sent us.”
Have you ever thought that? That somehow you’ve messed things up so badly that there’s no recovery from it? One misstep after another misstep and you become so very discouraged, you just want to crawl in a hole and die. Sound familiar? If not, just keep reading because you may need this information to help someone else out.
You see, it’s the enemies goal to get you so focused on the wrong that you no longer see the right. You become so focused on the horrible mess in your life that you lose sight of the good others have seen. Like the time you helped someone finish their race when you were in so much pain you could barely stand. The time you gave an encouraging word, a hug, took the time to listen or was simply there for someone.
Those things rarely replay in your head, do they? Only the bad things do that. With the volume cranked up so loudly that you simply can’t hear the good anymore. It’s a tactic the enemy uses to get us off track and out of the race. It’s the same thing they do to prisoners of war to wear them down–play loud sounds so they can’t sleep and make them so uncomfortable that you break their will to live.
But God said He would never leave us so He can’t. It’s like trying to separate the coffee you just brewed from the water it was made with. His Spirit and your spirit are entwined together forever. If He leaves your body, you’re going with Him. He was there when you lost your job, waiting to show you the way to your next job. He was there when your spouse left you for someone else, He was waiting for you to turn into Him so He could hold and comfort you.
Whatever you’re distracted by, let it distract you no more. He is there. Whatever you need, He has already provided. Don’t look for it in the world, look for it inside of you.
Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded within us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people, and God wants everyone to know it! Colossians 1:27 TPT
No wonder the enemy wants us focused on wrong things–he is afraid that when we walk in the light, we’ll be lost forever to the darkness and he will lose his hold on us.
“I wanna be in the light, as He is in the light. I wanna shine like the stars up in the heavens. Oh Lord, be my light and be my salvation, cause all I want is to be in the light. All I want is to be in the light.” DC Talk (originally by Charlie Peacock)
So next time you become overwhelmed with thoughts of your past, take time to find Jesus in all that jumbled mess you see. He was there!
Keep on Searching,