We are all restless. We all reach points in our life where we’re just ‘stuck’. We don’t know which direction God is calling us. We have dreams and desires but don’t know if that’s what God wants us to do now, if that’s His will, etc.
One of the easy excuses I hear too often is: ‘I’m praying about it’.
Yes, we should always pray before hurling headlong into trying to achieve our ambition. To do something. But just sitting on your rear end, praying that God would ‘show’ you what He wants you to do won’t get you anywhere.
God doesn’t speak in an audible voice anymore. And as much as I wish He would send a bolt of lightning to tell me ‘yes’ or ‘no’, it won’t happen. (Well, okay, I shouldn’t say ‘never’. God can speak through anything so...don’t rule out any possibilities.)
But believing (and having faith) is doing. If you have a godly desire (that’s the first thing you need to make sure of), then work towards it. Start with baby steps. And if it truly is God’s will for you, He will allow you to continue down that path. I promise. If God doesn’t want you to go after a certain something, He won’t let it happen. I don’t know how or why. But He’ll put up roadblocks, and when you run into them and can’t go further, that is when you know that He is saying ‘no’. Don’t give up easily, of course. Sometimes He makes the road a little tough to see if we’re persistent. But remember to always hold your dreams in an open hand. They may be difficult to achieve, but God always makes a way for you to.
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.’
- Jeremiah 29:11