No matter how much I would like for everyone that I know to live for God, it is the Lord who decides the right timing for that to happen. I am called to pray, and that is what I can do. I must pray and trust that God will draw souls to this truth. Sometimes we get so closely connected to those who we want to be saved, that we forget that the Lord even listens to the desires of our heart. We could get discouraged thinking that maybe God is not hearing our cries, but he knows what we desire.
Are we willing to accept the answers that he gives, in the time that he chooses would be the best for us to receive it? If I had every prayer answered in the time frame that I had laid out for myself, I would probably not be here tonight writing this blog. My life would have been so different if my plans had been fulfilled. Not everything that I have prayed for has been entirely selfless; I admit, so it finally dawned on me that I had to change my whole perspective:
God has to be in the center of my plans for me to be in the center of his will; as a result of waiting on God, he has fulfilled my life in ways that I never dreamed possible. I can be effective in the writing ministry, because I strive to put God first.
Am I satisfied with where this ministry is? I am content; yet, I am still seeking God for opened doors, and I know that God is in full control of that, so all I have to do is trust him to work his perfect plan in my life, and stay in the middle of his will, while he does it.
When situations arise that are difficult to resolve, I can pray and wait for the Lord to let his will unfold in my life. He is never late on fulfilling his promises; but I must pray daily that I’ll not get impatient while he works on my behalf. I used to stress out when the answers I sought didn’t happen, instantly; now, I have chosen to trust in his perfect will to be done. I don’t need to worry needlessly about life in general; all I need to do is take it to the Lord in prayer, and he promises to meet every need.
It is good to be reminded that God is in control. So many people are calling out to the Lord for help; and the Lord is a very present help in the time of trouble. Trust in him; he promises to never leave us or forsake us. No one is exempt from going through trials and tests of our faith; however, I’d rather go through it with God on my side, than without God directing my steps.
In this week’s Lattereign we are called to make preparations for eternity. Sooner or later we will all face it: Don’t Delay Prepare for Eternity I want to be ready.