GOD GUIDES YOUR STEPS
In a crisis, the end is not in sight, and the current situation is often confusing. In such a situation, we really want to know what’s next and what to expect for the future.
God knows all things. He knows the future. He knows exactly what will happen tomorrow, next month, and the end of the current pandemic. But he does not reveal everything and does not reveal all at once. Why? It’s partly because we may not be able to handle the knowledge of the future. More importantly, God wants us to walk by faith, taking one step at a time as he guides each step. That requires a close relationship between God and you.
He is your guide, companion, provider, and protector. His intention is not to keep in the dark, but rather to make sure to lead you to your wonderful destination.
Focus on asking for direction from God, the Gracious Revealer
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.” —John 16:13
Therefore: I will diligently seek the truth about Your will for me.
“Make me understand your ways, O Lord! Teach me your paths! Guide me into your truth and teach me. For you are the God who delivers me; on you I rely all day long.” —Psalm 25:4-5
“Direct my steps by your word!…” —Psalm 119:133
What do You want me to do, Lord?
“But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him. ” —James 1:5
What Does God’s Word Say
About my hopes and dreams?
About my opportunities and pursuits?
About my troubles and adversity?
About my doubts and fears?
Preparing Myself to Hear God
By surrendering my will to Him.
By humbling myself before Him.
By renewing my mind with His truth.
By having a mindset of faith, trust, and expectancy toward God.
By being patient and willing to wait on God.
God Reveals His Will for Me
Through His Word, the Bible.
Through the Holy Spirit Who indwells me.
Through other people.
Through providential circumstances.
Recognizing Directional Signposts
What recent insights, impressions, counsel or signs made an impact on me that may be from God trying to guide my steps?
Making Sure the Direction is from God
Does it comply with the directions given in God’s written Word?