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“My grace is upon you to do the works that I have called you to do, whether at your job, in your family relationships, or anywhere I have led you. I am your Father and my desire is to bless you in all things.
My plan is for you to grow in faith as you go through this life. There will be trials and times when you must persevere and trust in me for the desires of your heart. There are so many things that I want you to learn and understand, but mostly I want you to receive my peace during times of struggle. I can teach you in those times. I can teach you when you are a captive audience. I can teach you when you don’t have all the answers.
When you believe that you have all the answers, you don’t need me. We are on this journey together. Your relationship with me is based upon faith. You are trusting in me though I am physically unseen. You are choosing to believe. Because the choice is yours, our journey together will have highs and lows, yet in all of it, I am with you.
You must trust me to complete the good works that I began in you from the moment you made the choice to believe in me. My power is upon you to do all that you are called to do. As you seek me in each area of your life, you will find me; for my word is true and my plans for you have been established since before one of your days came to be.
There is a relinquishing of self when you have chosen to walk with me. It is a time when your will takes a back seat to mine so that my purposes and plans for you can be achieved. Your mind then plans your ways, but it is I who directs your steps. In that way, you do not veer off the path. Because you have chosen to submit to me, your path is protected to keep you from going the wrong way.
If you try to side step my plans by doing the thing that you want to do, we will take a little journey off the course, so you may learn what you need to learn before we get back to the path I desire for you. These side steps are not always part of my plan for you. Sometimes they happen because you did not choose to go where I wanted you to go in the first place.
Your human nature will take you off the path many times, yet I am always going to be with you. I allow you the freedom to make these choices even if you choose to go your own way for a time. Just understand that you will face the consequences of your decisions and occasionally those things will hurt you. I allow this so that you will eventually conclude that I am God and I know what is best for you.
Your goal should be to walk so closely with me that you don’t veer off the path very often. I love you and I allow you to make mistakes, but remember your choices are your own. It does not do you any good to blame me for the consequences of your choices. To abide in me and remain close to me, even when you’ve veered off the path, you must look to me and be ready to get back on it. I will help you when you are not angry with me. I will help you as you lay your pride down, as you repent and call out to me.
I look at your heart. I look for your willing spirit. When I see that you want to follow me, that you are willing to accept the way that I want to lead you, you will find yourself again in the sweet spot of my blessing.
Will you choose to follow me? Will you choose to trust the path that I have for you as you travel through this life? If you do, even when you choose take us the long way, I will always keep you moving toward the path that leads to eternal blessings. Trust in me no matter where I lead you with the assurance that I am always with you and that my plans are to bless you abundantly. The choice is yours.”
- “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8
- “Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38
- “The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.” Proverbs 17:3
- “A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.” Proverbs 21:2
- “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9
- “For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” Psalm 1:6
- “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9