Thursday, October 13, 2011

What Now, Lord?

I’ve been in constant prayer the last few months regarding God’s will for my life. I know that this time I have been given is a gift and I want to use it to glorify Him and to seek out His purpose for me. For my future. I still don’t know what the big picture is. I don’t think I ever will. Only He sees the tapestry, I’m just seeing the threads. However, as I read the bible, study it and pray, I feel Him guiding me day by day. Today during my study in Numbers I read this note in my Life Application Study Bible pertaining to Numbers 9:

“The Hebrews traveled and camped as God guided. When you follow God’s guidance, you know you are where God wants you, whether you’re moving or staying in one place. You are physically somewhere right now. Instead of praying, “God, what do you want me to do next?” ask, “God, what do you want me to do while I’m right here?” Direction from God is not just for your next big move. He has a purpose in placing you where you are right now. Begin to understand God’s purpose for your life by discovering what he wants you to do now!”
This really spoke to me. So often I think about the future and what He wants in my future that I lose sight of the here and now. I can remember many times in past that I must have lost out on huge blessings or opportunities because I was in a season that I didn’t necessarily like. A season that I wished would quickly pass so that I could be onto the next thing that He had for me.
I’ve often heard the term “grow where you are planted.” I think that goes along well with this thought. God has us where we are now for a purpose. It is our job to seek out that purpose and His will for the here and now. 

My prayer today is that as I think, ponder and pray about my future that I will not lose sight of where I am right now and that I will find the Lord’s will for me today. What I can do today to further His kingdom and bring Him glory.

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