Jon and I have been having many discussions about our future this summer. We have had decisions to make, about his business, about my work life, and about where we want to be with our time, family, and finances. After much thinking and talking we think we have things “figured out for now.” Yet, throughout all, our prayer to God has been, “Please direct us in YOUR path. Give us wisdom. Show us the doors you want us to walk through and close the ones you don’t.”
I want more than anything to have wisdom from God. For with wisdom comes the ability to choose the best (not necessarily the easiest) path for my life, the path that stretches forward before me with just the right amount of shade and light. One that I can walk with confidence knowing that God has plans for me along the way, and things to teach me. To be honest, I don’t know if the decisions Jon and I made will lead us on the right path. Our best laid plans may not really be the best, or possibly they are. But we will continue to pray and stay tuned to that gentle whisper or nudge that we have come to recognize as God’s voice in our lives, and as we journey, we will ask for courage to turn our heels in the dirt and head a different direction if led.
This is a devotional from Stormie O’Martian that speaks into my journey, and maybe yours:
Moving Into Your Future
“Lord, I ask You to be in charge of my future. I don’t want to dream dreams if you are not in them. I don’t want to make plans that you will not bless. I don’t want to work hard trying to harvest something that will never bear fruit because I did not receive the seed from you. Help me not to waste valuable time getting off the path and having to come back to the same place again. I do not want to get to the end of my life and regret the time I spent not living for you.” The Book of Prayer, p.241