a sense of direction

I apologize, I know it’s been a while. It’s been a busy, sickly and enlightening first month of 2018, and January is not even over yet! I wanted to share this with you though real quick. Proverbs 3:6 has been on my mind a lot being the new year and all, “seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take” (NLT). Now, let’s get something straight here. You pray, God will show you the path, but nobody said that your journey will be a stroll in the park under a clear sky on a sunny day. God will still use your journey to showcase His faithfulness and mercy and grace. So I’ve been praying for God to show us which way we should go, and God gave us a sense of direction.

Along with asking for direction, we have also prayed for help finding out what God wants from me and from Samuel. There is already something written about each one of us, and yes, even about you. God however, is not going to tell you how it ends while we’re still in the middle of the story. But we should continue praying, following the breadcrumbs if that makes any sense. So looking back, I think of the people I’ve met, the places I’ve been at, the houses I’ve lived in, the companies I’ve worked for, the things I’ve done, the events that have taken place in my life, Richard, Samuel, my dogs. There is a lot to tell from my life up until now, but where is all of this heading to? I know we want to serve God more than we have in the past, I know i want to be healthier and help others, but again, how?

God gives you the answers to your prayers in different ways, sometimes the answers are just right there, sometimes the answers make no sense, sometimes the answers take forever! No matter what, God will answer, just not in your terms. In our case, it might have taken a while, and I might have resisted a little along the way, but guess what, God answered my prayers and He gave me a sense of direction! Not only that, but once I realized which path God wants us to take, a lot of what has happened suddenly made sense!

I prayed for a job that would allow me to be able to be both a working mom and a mom. God provided me with such job, but it’s been stressful because my schedule changed constantly which stressed me out, I gained weight, and well I neglected a lot of things along the way. I don’t need to tell you the many times I prayed to God telling Him: “I have no idea what your plans are but please help me!” Well, HE answered my prayers!!! God gave me stability with my schedule, but He has also shown me that while on this job, I’ll be able to get myself straightened out for the next phase. Not only did He pretty much told me to get squared away, but He also has given me a few tools! I have found guidance from my church, from reading the Bible, from Pastor T.D. Jakes’ devotionals, and from people who have gone through some of the same challenges we’ve gone through.

If you’re stuck like I was stuck, pray for God to help get unstuck and to give you a sense of direction. You may be praying for quite a while, or not, but He will tell you which way to go. For us, new things are happening, I have a lot of work to do, starting with taking responsibility not just for myself, but for my kid and my home. I believe we’re on the right path, and let me tell you how exciting it is to have a better sense of direction! I’ll tell you all about what’s coming up for us as it develops, but in the meantime make sure you pray for God to show you which way you have to go. Trust me, God will answer your prayers!



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