Monday, March 12, 2012

God's will

Have you ever wondered what God's will is for your life?

Have you ever prayed for answers and only heard silence?

Have you ever been unsure about an important decision in life? 


In my last post I mentioned that I graduate at the end of April. I will have a bachelors degree in early childhood studies. I am currently a pre-kindergarten teacher at a childcare center, and I enjoy my job! However, it takes me about 45 minutes to get to work each morning, and alot of gas money. Also, I think I am just ready to be somewhere new. 

But where, and when exactly? Should I stay, or go? What if...how...why...?

This is what I have been asking God lately (As in the past 4 months). I so desperately want to be in the center of His will for my life. I don't want to make a decision without knowing it is what God wants me to do. I have prayed for wisdom, for clarity, for an answer, for something to point me in the right direction...

Recently, God has given me peace about a small part of this decision, but there are still SO many unknowns. 

Well God has also been teaching me something that I want to share with you. 
I randomly bought a 5 dollar book from half priced book store...It looked pretty interesting, but I wasn't expecting much. Well, in the second chapter I read this and immediately underlined it:

‎"Perhaps your period of waiting is God's way of showing you He
 doesn't want you to seek answers -- He wants you to seek HIM." 

~ Shannon Kubiak


WOW. Ok God, you have my attention...


Then, I just happened to stumble upon a blog post by Steven Furtick about God's will. 

I will share a glimpse of what the blog says...you can read the full post here.

"The point isn’t for God to make His will plain. His will isn’t the main objective. He is the main objective. He wants you to discover Him above all else.
As you run after God and his good, pleasing, and perfect will, remember these two truths:
God isn’t the shortcut to your best life. He is your best life.
God doesn’t want to give you the guide for your life. He wants to be your Guide.
The scariest possibility for your life isn’t getting God’s will wrong. It’s getting God’s will right but barely coming to know God in the process."
~Steven Furtick

I think God is trying to tell me something?

God wants us to know His will for our lives....BUT EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, He wants us to know  Him. 
He does not want us to only spend time with Him to get answers...He wants to reveal answers and guide us as we spend time in relationship with Him. 
Here is the question
Do you want God's blessing on your decisions?
or
Do you decide to follow God? 




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9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Laura for sharing your insights with me. The words you have shared today resonate with some items in my life where I have also been waiting for answers. I love knowing the reassurance that what He wants is for me to seek HIM first. LH

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  2. Love this post. Really made me think. Thanks for sharing. I am loving some of the quotes you used and the direction. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you for this, Laura. I am seeking God's will in a decision too and this post really blessed me.

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  4. I have tears in my eyes... this has been a struggle lately, thank you for posting this. It's so amazing how perspective is key as it relates to a relationship with God. *sigh* Some days I want to just cuddle with God on the couch and not think about the world.

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  5. Love this post. As hard as it is for me to follow His will (timing especially- we have been trying for babies for almost a year and still nothing), I know he knows better than I do what he wants for me.

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  6. So good Laur! What's the book by Shannon called? I read one by her over and over again... it spoke so much to my heart. God uses her as an author. LOVE!

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  7. I love this post. I am in early childhood and I teach infants. I've been toying with the idea of moving into a different field and I will start my masters this fall. So spot on; enlightening and truthful.
    thanks for this!

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  8. love your blog :) just came across it! Please check mine out some time

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