Clarity And Direction
Are you sacrificing peace, clarity, and direction for comfort and ease? Last week I came to the realization that I had been doing exactly that.
For over forty-seven years now, I have been writing my prayers and journaling. At one time when I was really seeking to hear from God for direction and guidance, I was rising at 5:00 AM to pray, and to journal. I was amazed at how I would receive downloads from God for my day.
This 5:00 AM appointment time with God all started during a really challenging qualification period that I was going through in my career. God laid it on my heart during that time to rise at 5:00 AM to spend time with Him.
I continued this 5:00 AM meeting time for a while, and then I eased back into a time that was most convenient for me. You see I am not what you would consider a morning person at all. I usually wake up moving in slo-mo.
Although I continued reading my Bible and praying in the mornings, I just found that it more was more convenient for me, to write in the evenings right before bedtime.
I am currently in qualification for another big goal in my career, and God has laid it on my heart to start writing in the mornings again. Thank goodness He has not urged or prompted me to do 5:00 AM again. I am twenty years older than I was when He instructed me to do that the first time. And honestly, it would be quite the challenge at this stage in my life, considering other things that I am currently going through. However what I do know for sure, is that if He calls me to it, He will give me the strength for it.
So this past week I got up early one morning, read my Bible and prayed as usual and added my writing back into my morning routine. Boy did I see God show up! It is absolutely amazing what blessings come from being obedient. God started to give me downloads and ideas for my day. I recognized some things that I had never caught before. Talk about clarity it was definitely happening. Just because I did as God had asked me to do.
He revealed to me that I needed a new tracking board for my business and that I needed to create a whole new Goal poster. I created the tracking board and the Goal poster and I was absolutely amazed, that even my penmanship appeared clearer. This whole process was a really neat experience. God revealed Himself to me through something this simple. I have now been prompted to pray for strategy. Wow! God will even help us to know what to pray for.
Needless to say, it made me wonder, how many God wink moments like this that I have missed because I wanted to be obedient, but obedient my way. May I encourage you today to learn from my mistake? Don’t sacrifice peace, clarity, and direction for comfort and ease. It will make your journey a lot longer and not nearly as enjoyable. Do it God’s way to experience His perfect peace and blessings.
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You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land where there is no water.
7-10 Hurry with your answer, God! I’m nearly at the end of my rope.
Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me! That would be certain death.
If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice,
I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you.
Point out the road I must travel; I’m all ears, all eyes before you.
Save me from my enemies, God— you’re my only hope!
Teach me how to live to please you, because you’re my God.
Lead me by your blessed Spirit into cleared and level pastureland.
23 The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.