Having the 'perfectionist' syndrome that I seem to have (haha) I always want things to 'make sense'. I would prefer to have answers and my plan all laid out before me with clear understanding of what lies ahead. Sometimes I wonder why God can't or won't just tell us what His plan is so we know what to do next.
However, as I look back at some recent events in my life I can see where God really was attempting to tell me something yet I was not listening. Hmmm ... How often do I do that?
If you have been reading this blog recently you know that I have been diagnosed with a pre-diabetic condition and have had to eliminate ALL sugar from my diet (yuck). How could something like that just happen one day?
Well, as I look back, it really didn't just happen.
On February 22 I wrote this on Facebook:
"Why is it that every time I eat I feel nauseated?
I wonder if someone is trying to tell me to quit eating!"
Do you think it was coincidence that only a couple weeks later I received this new diagnosis? I don't! I believe God was attempting to tell me something and I wasn't really listening.
My body was being poisoned with all the sugar I was ingesting and it was trying to get my attention.
Do you think it was just coincidence that I happened to have my labs drawn just because right when my A1C was out of control? I don't!
Things are making sense!
I believe with everything in me that God does tell us about our future but we fail to listen to His still, small voice.
There have been numerous times in my life that God was showing me the path set before me, His plan, what lay ahead, yet in my fleshly stubbornness I failed to see it.
Do I think He tells us everything about our future? NO! Do I believe HE leads us, guides us, directs us, speaks to us, nudges us and prepares us toward and for things ahead? YES!!!
"In your unfailing love, O Lord, you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling." Exodus 15:13
"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long." Psalm 25:4-5
I pray that you hear the still, small voice of your Jesus speaking to your heart about the future He has planned for you. Can you hear Him speak? Are you able to open the ears of your heart and just listen? Right now, can you just hear Him whisper He loves you and has a perfect plan for your life?
My heart rejoices as I type these words! Jesus Loves You So Much and He has plans He wants to tell you about. Will you listen?
Considering Listening with Joy,