How nice will it be, if the Lord Himself will give us the directions to proceed in our life? That is what exactly the Lord wants to do for His children. In the modern days that we live in, we have so many advanced technologies to give us directions when we want to get somewhere.
The Bible talks about divine direction in the scriptures. God has a road map for each and every one of us. God knows exactly where to take us. He knows the minute details of our life. He has the blue print for our whole life already. We do not have to ask him to put a new plan for our lives. All we have to do it just fit in His plans for our lives. His Word of God declares in Jeremiah 29:11, ‘ For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope’.
To get to the bigger picture, our God goes step by step. Though He knows the end from the beginning, He does not tell you the destination right away. All He wants to tell you is one step at a time. And the Lord God Almighty orders each step.
Steps are ordered:
The word that is mentioned in the Bible is ‘ordered’ just like the way you order your food in a restaurant. You order as much as you can eat. In the same way, God orders our steps and steps that we are able to take. God’s word says, ‘He orders every step’. ‘The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way’ (Ps 37:23).
Have you noticed the way we plan things in our life. Most of them do not happen at all. Sometime people are concerned about things that may not even come to pass. Still there are some who spend half of their time in just worrying about things that are irrelevant?
The Bible says, ‘A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps’ (Pro 16:9). Notice the word ‘step’. Our God directs our steps.
Paths are directed:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths (Pro 3:5). The key to unlocking God’s direction is by acknowledging Him in all our ways.
Many think that God’s paths are full of lack. That is not true. Just because you have not seen abundance doesn’t means that God’s paths are not abundant. The Bible says, ‘You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance’ (Ps 65:11)
When we are in God’s direction, we are heading towards abundance. It may not feel like it, it may not look like it. But the Word of God says, God’s path drip with abundance. Let not the devil talk you out of that word. Our God is not a God of lack. He is a God of abundance. His paths drip with abundance. All you want to be is, in His path. God’s word is final.
How to know God’s directions:
Look at the prayer of David, a man after God’s own heart. David was a king but yet He had the time to pray to the Lord God Almighty to show him His ways and teach him His paths. ‘Show me your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths’ (Ps 25:4). Direct my steps by Your Word (Ps 119:133).
Take God at His word when you pray. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye (Ps 32:8).
Tell Him, ‘Lord Jesus, I am here to ask for your directions in my life’. I do not want to go in my path but take me in Your ways, Lord. You will soon see God coming through.
2. Word of God:
God’s word is the lamp unto your feet and a light to your path (Ps 119:105). After you have prayed, do not expect a prophet to come out, and put his hand on you give you a prophesy. That may not happen. That is not always the way God wants to work.
Expect God to reveal things from His heart to yours. He wants you to know His ways from His word. So while you are going through the Word of God, listen to the Holy Spirit for revelation from the word Write down the impressions and ideas He gives you. Let the truth He reveals to you settle in and begin to work in you.
3. Listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit:
The thing that we need to understand is that we cannot hurry God into anything. The Bible calls it ‘waiting’. There is something called waiting upon the Lord that is so important in our spiritual walk. The Holy Spirit talks in a still small voice right in your heart. He loves to talk to us. When our heart is in the right place, we sure will hear Him speak to us.
Isaiah 30:21 says, ‘Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left”.
Jesus said in John 10:27 says, ‘My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me’. We need to fine tune our spiritual ears all the time so that we can hear Him.
Let us walk in His ways all the days of our life. Amen.