You are Right Where You Need to Be

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God orders our footsteps; you are right where you need to be. Then why does it feel like you are in the wrong place and like there is more to life than you are currently experiencing? That’s because it’s true; there is more to life than you are currently experiencing, but at the right time. At this very moment you are right where you should be. However, your God-given destiny is so strong that it is already calling out your name. Therefore, although you are single at 24 and meant to be single at 24, you might feel a need to be married because according to your God-given destiny you are to be married, but at 30 or at the time the Lord has set. You might not be working at your dream job right now. Enjoy your present job as it prepares you for your dream job. Do not allow the future to steal the joy out of the present moment.

You once longed for the future you are in right now. Enjoy this moment. Yes there’s more to your life but at this very moment, there is now and there is a lot to live for right now. The Bible says that God laid out every moment of your life before you were born. Believe that and submit to God’s will. Sometimes we find it hard to submit to God’s will because we hold onto our own plans and desires. God created us and He really wants the best for each one of us. He orders our footsteps but we have to allow Him to do so.

Trusting God’s plan for us means that we trust the path He leads us on to get to where we should be and that we also trust the pace at which God moves our life. God may seem to take you through a longer route than you expected and in a pace that is slower than you expected; trust Him. When the Israelites left Egypt, God took them on a longer route because He knew them well. He knew that if they faced a bit of resistance they would go back into slavery in Egypt. God loves us so much that He keeps us from sabotaging our purpose and our destiny. There is a reason God has taken you on the path He has you on.

When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt. (Exodus 13:17 NLT)

When the Israelites got to the land the Lord had promised to give them, He did not drive out all their enemies at once. He did it little by little. Perhaps it would have seemed better if He had driven out Israel’s enemies all at once but He had a good reason for not doing so. God could have driven out Israel’s enemies in a single year but He chose to take longer to do it. This was to protect the Israelites from the wild animals that would have multiplied and increased on the land if the land was not well occupied. He was going to wait for the Israelites to increase in population. Trust what God is doing in your life. Trust the pace at which He is doing things in your life. Trust Him to make all things (the good and the bad) work for your good.

I will send terror ahead of you to drive out the Hivites, Canaanites, and Hittites. But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals would multiply and threaten you. I will drive them out a little at a time until your population has increased enough to take possession of the land. (Exodus 23: 28 – 30 NLT)

Wherever you are in life right now is where you need to be to take the next step in the right direction. If God led you there, trust Him. If you got yourself to a place you shouldn’t be at, God is loving and gracious. He will make all of it work for your good; trust Him and submit to His will.

God bless you!

Every Moment is a Miracle

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God is in the normal routine of your life. Stop waiting for a special day or a big event; see the fingerprints of God in your life every day. God can send you that miracle you have been believing Him for as you take breakfast in the morning as much as He can do it in the middle of a worship service. Your life will be fulfilling and you will be more grateful when you fully live in the truth that He recorded every moment of your life long before you were born (Psalm 139:16). He recorded this very moment that you are reading this and He recorded a later moment when perhaps you will be praying and His presence will be so real, almost tangible.

Jesus made His disciples breakfast one day (John 21:1 – 13). They came from a night of working hard fishing and found Jesus had prepared fish and bread for their breakfast. A simple breakfast with Jesus is such a beautiful fulfilling moment. That I can experience the presence of God when enjoying breakfast as I talk to Jesus, and also enjoy His presence during a prayer session with friends makes me enjoy every moment of my life.

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, God is in that moment. He is either sending you what you need or using you as an answer to prayer for somebody. You might even be the sign that somebody needs right now. Jesus sent his disciples to prepare the room where they would have the last supper. They were to follow a man carrying a pitcher of water (Luke 22:8 – 13). To that man, it was probably another normal day, and maybe at a “job” he was beginning to hate. But that day, as he carried out his duties, he was a sign to the disciples that they were on the right track. You are somebody’s miracle even in what seems to be the mundane moments of life.

Jesus once multiplied a little boy’s meal of two fish and five loaves and fed 5000 men. I wonder if the young boy’s mother (or whoever packed the lunch) knew that as she packed her boy’s lunch, she was packing a miracle. She was being a loving mother and God was using that moment to perform a miracle (John 6: 5 – 13).

Jesus is always looking to have us recognize His presence in our normal. Jesus performed many miracles and some, if not most, started with Him meeting the people in the normal activities of their lives.

God bless you!

Morning Always Comes

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Life is seasonal; some seasons are better than others; some are tough. No matter what you are going through it is important to remember that morning always comes. Night seasons don’t last forever. It might feel like the night season will never end but it will. The wilderness is a place we pass through, it is not our final destination. There is a time for everything. There is a time to go through the wilderness and a time to enter into the Promised Land.

Weeping may last through the night,
    but joy comes with the morning. (Psalm 30:5 NLT)

During night seasons it feels like the only thing surrounding us is darkness. You might even feel like God has abandoned you but God is right there with you. Shepherds watch over their flock at night. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and when we are going through a tough night season, He is watching over us. The darkness might make it hard for us to see that God is right there with us but He is.

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. (Luke 2:8 NLT)

In this night season that you are going through, the Good Shepherd is with you. He is guarding you to make sure that you safely make it through the night. Although weeping might last the whole night, the morning is coming and with it will come joy.

I have been through difficult seasons in my life. Looking back I realize that God was with me all along. He never leaves us no matter how alone we feel. One thing that I have learnt is to praise God through it all. That my relationship with God goes beyond the good times. My relationship with God does not depend on what I am going through. I know that He loves me even when life gets hard. I can have an amazing time with God and laugh even in the night season. There are treasures that can only be found in the dark places of life. These are the treasures of darkness. We come out of night seasons stronger, changed and with valuable treasures.

Hold on. Trust God. Morning always comes.

God bless you!