My Life in Ministry: Part 2
From my previous blog post, I want to ensure that I’m not implying that you should not have dreams or ambitions. My intention was to share my journey about God calling me to Ministry, and my struggles to pursue God’s will rather than my own will.
I’m firm a believer that God does give us dreams, but we must remember that our dreams and goals should align with God’s will for our life.
In my personal journey, I had allowed my secular goals to become idolatry, because my goals were my God. I was intentional about seeking opportunities that would open doors for my goals to be a reality and less intentional about becoming a woman after God’s heart. The more I began to seek God, the more I desired to achieve the plan God mapped out for me. The Bible says:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
Check Your Pulse Moment: God’s plans are perfect and he makes no mistakes!
I believe God will tell what he has called you to do if you seek him, but he will not give us all the details through the journey. God desires us to trust him. How would we learn to trust and lean on God, if we are never given the opportunity to experience the moments in our life that require us to trust him, fully?
Even now, I feel the call to ministry. Honestly, I don’t have all the answers to the journey, but I know I must trust the process, and allow him to prepare my heart for what he has in store. God is preparing me. In the preparation process, I’m learning to trust him even more.
Yes, there is such simplicity in the statement “Trust Him,” but great difficulty in action.
Although the journey God has each of us on doesn’t entirely make sense, God does promise to direct our paths if we seek his will:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT).
If you’re like me, you like to be in control or aware of the next steps before taking any action. But, through my own personal walk with God, he’s been teaching me to “Trust Him” and it doesn’t entirely make sense. Yet, there’s an undeniable fact that I don’t have all the answers, but I serve the one who is the answer. As I pray, it’s not about my will, but God’s perfect will be fulfilled. Prayer is where I learn to relinquish my control, and during my communication with God, my will begins to become his will.
I’m longer the victim of the American dream, but a journeyer toward fulfilling God’s plan for my life.
Trust the journey he has you on, and be obedient to where God is leading you.