Some of us are in a rut, and it’s cold and dismal and lonely. Some of us are on the road, and it’s scary and insecure, and we have no idea where we’re running or how long the journey’s going to take. We may be passing through a life changing event, looking for a job, frustrated with your job, relationships, doubt, and worth. We are barraged by so much in our daily lives and this does not include the torture we put ourselves through.
No matter where we are on this journey, here are some things you need to think of:
Where God guides, He also provides.
If God orders you to go to Zarephath, then go to Zarephath! When God gives you direction, he will provide what you need to go there. I think of Noah, Abraham, Moses, and Joseph.
You must trust Him one day at a time.
Why? Because something like a recession isn’t going to come at you all at once. It’s going to come one day at a time. We discussed in a previous post the concept of time. We need to look at the larger picture to see God’s hand in our lives and history. The Ark was not made in a day and it took hundreds of years for the Savior to be born into the world.
God’s promises hinge on your respect.
God wants you to take a step, and then He’ll show you the next step. Find the strength to take that step of faith. It may not seem logical, but you do what God says because God’s way is always best.
God is all that you need.
The Bible says, “My God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
Some people will tell you that you don’t need governments, a job, or money for this world. I determine this to be narrow minded seeing that God does command us to obey our leaders, to work diligently, and to prosper. He wants us to have those things. However, when God is no longer the center of our life, then something is seriously wrong. God is all we need and through Him we can achieve wonders. If he turns off one job opportunity, he can turn on another just as easily. But, if we have Him as our center we have nothing to worry about. The transition may be painful, but wait quietly and pray. Listen to his voice and ask for direction. To achieve something great for God.