Over the past six years, I’ve faced several major disappointments and frustrations in my writing and speaking career. I didn’t seek this path in the first place, so it was okay with me if God changed my direction. I just wanted to know His mind so I could invest my time, talents, and energies where He wanted. And so, I prayed, “Father, please confirm for me whether or not You want me to continue writing.”
On one occasion after praying that prayer (yes, I prayed it many times!), I returned from grocery shopping to find a floral centerpiece waiting on my doorstep. A group of women living in a nearby community had delivered it. A card accompanied it. The inscription read, “Thank you for teaching truth. We need to hear more. Please keep writing.”
The answer came so quickly and clearly that I never sought confirmation again. The way I figure, God told me to write and now it’s my job to continue until He tells me to stop.
In Psalm 32:8 we read, “The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch over you.’” I’ve certainly seen this promise prove true when I’ve prayed for direction and wisdom.
Are you seeking wisdom or direction today? Maybe you’re wondering about how to mend a broken relationship. Or whether or not to pursue a particular relationship. Maybe you’re looking for a different job. Or you’re wondering how to deal with a wayward child or spouse. Know that you’re not facing your quandary alone.
God has promised to guide us, advise us, and watch over us. Let’s invite Him to do so, and commit to doing what He says.
Question: How has God guided you in the past?
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