I recently posted a blog called Seeking God’s Will. I believe God has a will for each of us. A personal, specific plan for our lives that we may be unaware of, or sometimes never even know.
I don’t actually mean God has a plan in a woo-ooh sort of way. It’s not like we’re supposed to just sit around waiting for an audible voice from heaven, or waiting for someone to walk up with an out-of-the world idea. No, more like a still small voice as recorded in 1 Kings 19, resonating deep inside with an idea or dream that is planted in the very core of who we are.
God cares. He does. I don’t think it’s an accident nor a toss of the dice that brought me to the place where I find myself today, or where you find yourself. I’m not a Fate or Destiny kind of person, because I believe that the choices I make in life are mine to make and have an affect on the outcome of my life. We have be given the gift to choose.
Neither do I believe that in this out-of-control, lightening-speed life we are desperately trying to keep up with is exactly what God had in mind. It’s a crazy, noisy world.
To find God’s plan for your life will require more than just a passing, “God, are you there, help, I need your help”, kind of thing. It requires being focused on asking the questions and even more focused on hearing His answers. I’m not expecting to be zapped instantly with the answer, and I hope you’re not either, even though that is how we’ve been conditioned in this 21st century world we are a part of.
I think the plan was put into place before we were born, according to Psalm 139. Because we have been given free will, to accept or reject the path God chose for us, we often take a detour to get to the place God has in mind. But let me be clear, the path we are on, the events we have faced and the crisis we have endured did not surprise or Lord, catch Him off guard or unaware.
He is still God when the straight path we are on goes astray because He knows us that well.
As you see Him, He has promised to be found so be prepared to get quiet, to listen, to recondition and be stirred. For a stirring is the best gift of all.