He Comprehends Your Path.
I’ve noticed a common worry among Christians—and this is myself included. We seem to constantly be questioning if our current situations—job, church, relationships—are “where God wants us to be.”
I’m constantly worried about God’s will in my life as if I’m gonna mess it up by not showing up somewhere. We need to realize that we are just not that big. We have a powerful God who works all things together for good to those who love God and are the called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28).
But what is my calling?
It’s quite simple actually:
To be conformed to the image of His Son. (Rom 8:29)
Should I go to this college? Should I date that person? Should I take this job? Should I apply for that job? Should I attend this church? Should I serve in this ministry? Should I start my own ministry? How am I going to pay the bills? Where am I supposed to live? Lord what am I supposed to do?
Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
I think what the Lord is teaching here is not that we shouldn’t plan for our future but that we should trust Him more when He says He will provide. He says He will direct our steps. Our job is to keep the main thing the main focus. Our job is to seek Him more than any other job, relationship, school, church, or ministry.
I was getting distressed yesterday because I am in the middle of some life changes and I started worrying. I wasn’t worrying about today. I was worrying about tomorrow and much farther ahead of that. But then the Lord showed me a very simple verse that brought comfort:
Psalm 139:3 says:
You [the Lord] understand my path…
Good! I thought, because I often don’t.
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. (Prov 16:9)
Worrying through life creates bondage. God wants you to give your worries to Him and walk in freedom!