Have you ever been unsure about a decision?
If you’re alive, I know the answer is yes. This is a tension that all of us deal with as we navigate our lives. There are times that we are confident knowing that our next steps are right and clear. Then there are other times that our next steps are unclear and we say, “I think this is OK: God.”
We can feel this with a job change, moving to a new city, taking a business risk and obeying what God is leading you to do. These things and more are areas we feel a plethora of emotions, wondering will this work out. Serving God in this tension can make it more confusing as we try to navigate His will and plan for our lives. This is a massive topic that’s ongoing no matter who we are.
Once we become a Christ Follower, it’s an inherent desire to do His will and yet we resist at the same time. The wrestling match over whose plan we’re going to follow and whose path we’ll take is of epic proportions. It determines our present and our future. It connects to our potential and His promise, so when we’re faced with a “I think this is OK: God” moment, it’s huge.
The reality is, all of us are unsure at times in our walk with God. The desire to walk in faith and trust no matter what is bombarded by our feelings, emotions and circumstances. We don’t admit this often but it’s truth. What we see can dictate more than we know.
If we’re honest, it’s hard to believe God for something when all you’re staring at screams the opposite. It’s challenging to believe God’s leading you, when all around you are setbacks and hardships, especially when you’re saying to yourself, “I think this is OK: God.”
So what do we do?
I believe we take one step at a time. We must embrace there are times when we have to walk through the unknown to find out what God knows! This is a part of our faith that makes living for Jesus the adventure of a lifetime.
When we’re faced with “I think this is OK: God” moments we can look to these verses for comfort.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
Notice, when we let God win the wrestling match over plans and paths, He shows us where to go. Yet, even when we take that courageous step, there are still times where we’ll say to ourselves “I think this is OK: God.” Therefore, we must take one step at a time. It’s in this great act of faith that His light shines the path for us.
We’ll never know it all. We’ll never have it all figured out. We’ll never have everything we need and yet we take one step at a time. Doing this determines so much in our faith. We all can fulfill our purpose through Jesus, so we must be willing to look at life knowing that our God will make a way. We also must embrace there are times when we’ll say and feel, “I think this is OK: God” and in that moment His hand will lead us one step at time.
What area of your life are saying this?
I encourage you to focus on taking one step at a time. Don’t allow yourself to be immobilized by the unknown but be empowered through taking one step forward. Think about it, we don’t have to know everything right now. We don’t have to have all the answers right now. We don’t have to have all our dreams come true right now. All we need to do is take one step forward. When we do this, He is there. When we do this, He leads us. When we do this, He lights the way we should take.
I believe our God is with you today. He knows your emotions, your feelings and your circumstances; however, He is greater than them all. He’s making a way for you. He’s making a path for you. He’s the answer you need.
So move forward today and when you say “I think this Ok: God” keep moving, He’s with you!
The best is yet to come and your greatest days are ahead.
Love you all,