His Delay Does Not Mean His Denial - Tuesday's Dose - 5th September 2017

“I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps” - (Jeremiah 10:23).

Thoughts for Today

One of the most common questions asked by believers is: “How can I know the will of God?”

We all struggle at times with knowing how to discern God’s will. It seems so complicated that we allow ourselves to get bogged down with making decisions. “Should I go on this trip?” “Do I take this promotion?” “Should I get married, and if so, whom should I marry?” “Is this the right career for me?” “Is this ministry where God wants me to be?”

So how do we discern the will of God for our lives? By studying and obeying His Word. The Bible has the answers we need to live godly lives. While we may not find the specific answer to what we are asking, we will find godly principles to guide every area of our lives. When we study the Bible, we learn more about who God is and what He desires of those who walk with Him.

We may endeavor to live in obedience to the Word of God and still not know which way to go or what to decide. The next time you are faced with a decision, ask yourself, “Is my choice consistent with the Word of God?” To answer this question correctly, you must spend quality time in prayer and the study of God’s Word each day.

From this day forward, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in every decision you face. Don’t hesitate to request the wisdom of prayerful counsel from mature and godly people. Expect and wait for God’s answer with patience. You may even doubt His answer. Just remember: His delay does not mean His denial.

We should seek to know God’s will because we find joy in doing the will of our Father, not because we are afraid of displeasing Him or doing the wrong thing. Our lives belong to the Lord, and our destinies are in His hands. Trust Him. Obey His commands. He will guide you in His will.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing me to come to You with confidence in Christ to discover Your will for my life. Please show me the way to go and help me to be faithful on the journey. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Tuesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team