Focus Scripture: Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
As I was writing out my goals and desires one morning, I had a long list of things; new job position, new vehicle, expand my jewelry business, start a lifestyle blog, etc. I heard God say, “What about the devotional?”
A few years ago, I had an idea to start a devotional with a friend of mine. We talked about it and tossed some ideas around, but nothing ever came of it. Nonetheless, this was still something that was on the list of things I wanted to accomplish, but honestly, I didn’t think I had what it took to be a devotional writer.
That soon changed. The following year, God really developed me and began to elevate me to a deeper understanding and relationship with Him. It was difficult, but I knew that during this time, He was indeed growing what He had already placed in me.
With all the excitement of the new year and the things that I wanted to accomplish, I sort of lost sight of the real picture and what really mattered, the thing that God had instructed me to do. I had orchestrated all these plans, to meet all these goals and totally overlooked, the most important plan to meet the most important goal. Now don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having plans and dreams and things that you want to accomplish, the bible actually encourages it, Proverbs 16:9. The problem comes when we place them before the things God directs us to do. The Bible instructs us, before anything else, to put God’s work and what He wants us to do first and everything else will be taken care of, Matthew 6:33.
Have you, like myself, lost sight of that thing God instructed you to do a while back? Has God reminded you of an idea you had sometime ago? What had God directed you to do that you have not completed? Make a list of everything you KNOW God instructed you to do. If there is anything that you think God might be calling you to, include that as well and note it as something that you still need confirmation on. God doesn’t mind repeating Himself, so don’t be ashamed to ask for clarity and confirmation.
Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for reminding me of what really matters. Forgive me for not placing Your things first. I know that our ways and thoughts are different, so help me to see what it is that You desire for me to do, and as Your word says, direct me to those things. Now Father, the things that I am still unsure of, give me clarity and confirm in those things also, and I will give You all the glory, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!