By: Kenya Gossett
“A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them." Proverbs 16:9
We're standing on the edge of a frontier. We're faced with choices. Fear. Uncertainty. Dreams. but many of us are tired and rightly so. I feel like 2017 has been a year of challenges that has stretched and built God's children.
Who has else has faced every element? I'm raising two hands!
I've walked through intense fire. Climbed treacherous mountains. Experienced the dryness and loneliness of the desert. Wrestled with water, and felt as if I was going to drown with each step. It has felt ENDLESS. Yet I've had to push myself. I've had to pioneer and plant seeds in every season. I've refused to give up and go my own way. Faithfulness was required of me when God placed a compass in my hand and lovingly whispered "Trust me".
I'm writing this today for those who are on the brink of throwing in the towel. I know how you feel. I know how easy it is to doubt the voice of God and take the easy way out. I've seen many choose that route, and sadly, when they see the results, they take it out on God. He was never the problem. It was them. They took matters into their own hands and tried to find short cuts to get to their promise. and let me tell you, it's not worth it. It just leads to disappointment, when you say no to the call and the trials that come with it.
God never said the Kingdom would be easy, but He does promise to stay true to His word concerning our life. It will not return void. His promises are yes and amen. Our destiny is already sealed and ready for us. But it's the journey there that we are tested and tried. We have to say yes, be brave, and lay down our life no matter the cost.
It's scary. Especially when you don't understand why God is taking you through places where most hearts fail. Yet He knows exactly what He's doing. He will lead you down a road you never thought you could take. A road that you didn't think you'd be qualified for. A road that seemed impossible. You will be in places that you never would of imagined and that you didn't even deserve.
Saying YES, is the best decision we could and will ever make. The Word says that MANY are called, but only FEW are chosen. That scripture is the perfect example of those saying yes to the call, but giving up. They were called, but could not be chosen, because they were not willing to endure. I don't know about you, but I want to be chosen. I want that crown of life and the treasures of Heaven. I want Jesus more than anything
A new horizon is burning in our sight. We can't throw away our compass now. We're ALMOST there! Have faith to see beyond what you can't feel. Don't lose hope.
If you have strayed or have fell into a pit of discouragement, it's not too late to re-route and find redemption. God is faithful. So faithful. As long as you lean into the leading of His voice and let the Holy Spirit dwell in you, then you'll be alright. He will lead you into the joy of your inheritance.
Let Him firmly establish your steps. The compass of God is not broken! Trust Him. For Such A Time This.
“After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be].” 1 Peter 5:10 AMP
“But he did not doubt or waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and empowered by faith, giving glory to God, being fully convinced that God had the power to do what He had promised.”
Romans 4:20-21 AMP