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!