Have you ever had one of those wind-up toys that change direction when it hits a barrier? Say one heads off into a wall, and then bounces back in another direction, staying on course until it runs into another barrier, where it does the same thing. Those toys seem to capture the attention of both young and old alike.
The young, because the fascination and novelty of it, the old because it so much looks like our life’s experience. I was trying to explain that to my interns. Both are in the stage of life where they are trying to figure out what God wants them to do with their lives. One day they think it is to do this, the next day to do that.
Lamenting they cry out, “If He would just tell me what He wants me to do.” But, He is. Just not like you think He should. In Psalm 32 He says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
He does, but it is not with a detailed agenda or with writing in the sky, it is through a journey and a relationship with Him. It is a process as you learn about Him and His heart. You will discover things about yourself that you didn’t really know like your true abilities, your real hopes, hidden desires, even your flaws and weaknesses. Those are lessons that you would not be able to learn unless you hit a few barriers along the way.
So, if one plan does not work, just bounce back and let God lead you into the next one.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®)
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