“So he, trembling and astonished, mentioned, “Lord, what would you like me to do?” Then the Lord mentioned, “Come up and go into the town, and you’ll be informed what you need to do.” Acts 9:6
Many people start a New 12 months planning resolutions — a phrase that may really feel extra like “reinvention.” Maybe we plan to learn extra, be part of a fitness center, or spend extra time with the Lord. We make lists, set targets, and ask others to assist maintain us accountable. Whereas resolutions will not be a nasty factor, we normally make them extra about ourselves and what we wish, somewhat than what God might want for us.
The apostle Paul was a person who, previous to turning into an apostle, felt compelled to stamp out the title of Jesus utterly. Definitely, he believed he was doing every part proper! Nevertheless, in the course of the journey to Damascus, God spoke to him in a manner that utterly rearranged his plans: “So he, trembling and astonished, mentioned, ‘Lord, what would you like me to do?’ Then the Lord mentioned, ‘Come up and go into the town, and you’ll be informed what you need to do.’” (Acts 9:6). This second in Paul’s life modified his complete function for residing. Fairly than stamping out the title of Jesus, he was referred to as to proclaim it!
Generally, following God’s plan could really feel like our lives are being wrecked. He could name us to a spot we by no means imagined, or to one thing utterly reverse of what we wished.
This 12 months, as a substitute of specializing in how one can ’reinvent’ elements of your life, invite the Lord to resume you. Let go of your plans, and provides him management.
Lord, I invite you into each a part of my life — not simply the elements I need you to repair, however each half that wants fixing, even the elements I can’t see! Assist me to go the place you’re main, even when it seems to be completely different from my very own plans! I give up management to you.
Search to stroll in God’s presence, attentive to the Spirit’s voice. What’s he placing in your coronary heart? Will you belief him and obey, understanding he’s providing you with all of the sources wanted to take action?
By Mckenna Vietti
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