Have you ever been at a point in your faith with God when you feel SO ready to be at that next major step in life, but God simply hasn’t opened door/allowed you to go there yet? Things like a new relationship or marriage, a new job, whatever. Or, maybe you have been praying on something for YEARS that you know you are called to do (maybe open a small business, become a motivational speaker, whatever), but God hasn’t opened the door yet on those desires either. It is a confusing season, let me tell you. And I happen to be in that very season right now.
This whole idea to write this blog post came to me when I kept hitting ALL the red stop lights today coming home from church. It was driving me crazy. I’m the kind of person who LOVES driving, but also hates traffic. So, when I’m blasting my music in the car, the last thing I want to do is hit multiple stop lights. So when this happened today, I heard God whisper, “this is how you feel right now about your life Jessica. Even though you’re frustrated you’re not where you FEEL ready to be, you are where you are supposed to be. I go before you, and I know what is best for you.” It is funny because God always speaks to me through basic analogies like these. And I really loved the analogy He gave me today.
I thanked God in that moment for speaking that over me today. Even though I may feel ready for that next step in life, God knows I’m not, or else He would make it clear/open that door. I think back to times where I have been disobedient and did things “my way” simply because I wanted to be in a different spot. These decisions led to a sever lack of peace in my walk with God, and also increased my anxiety. God has a way of making things pretty clear when we are NOT where He wants us, ya know? The best thing to do if you find yourself in that situation is to listen and be obedient to whatever God calls you to. You also have to ask yourself “Is it worth keeping this thing in my life if it is going to harm my relationship with God?”
I just want to encourage us all to keep waiting today, even when it is hard, even when prayers aren’t answered, even when we don’t understand. God promises in His word to direct us on the best possible path for our lives. Our faith really gets tested too when we go through these seasons. Let God make your faith in Him stronger.
Psalms 27:13-14 I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.