For in Him we live and move and have our being.
What’s your current season in life? Are you considering a university to be in or a degree to take? Are you considering a career shift or a new job? Are you considering a relationship with someone? Are you considering marriage or having a baby soon?
Making a major decision in life requires a time for reflection. The best way to do it is to weigh things with God himself. When we settled in our hearts the “Why’s” then it would be easier for us to work on the “How’s”.
However, no matter how fixed our plans could be we should always give ourselves a room for flexibility in our pursuits. Being flexible allows us to submit freely to God – His terms and timeline. Proverbs 19:21 reminds us that “Many are the plans in a man’s heart but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Embracing this verse will make us receptive to accept not just God’s “Yes” but even His “No” and “Wait”. Should we face frustrations because of unfulfilled plan or goal, this verse will help us acknowledge that at the end of the day, He is in control of everything and His plans are way better than ours.
The people in the Hall of Faith (Hebrews 11) are the best examples of living a flexible and depended life with God. Hebrews 11:39 says, ‘They were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.” They pursued God’s will for their lives one season at a time. From them we can learn what a successful pursuit is. Whatever season we may be in pursuing God’s will, we are called to do only two things – to be faithful and be obedient, “for in Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)
Arlyn Lapuz is a follower of Christ, a missions mobilizer and a young adult minister. She is an aspiring writer and life coach who loves to move people one step closer to Christ. You may follow her on https://www.facebook.com/TodaysGift/