Life can get so hectic, so crazy; to the point where we are no longer the ones who are living, but our lives are now running us. Life has felt this way for me lately, and I have cried out to God for a reprieve, a break, a slowing down, so I can get a footing once again. I looked at the many things on my plate: school, work, family, church, etc. I asked God to lead me in the Scriptures to prioritize these things so I would be doing only what He wanted me to do at this time. What follows are the Scriptures He gave me for praying and discerning His Will:
Ephesians 1:11″…we have obtained an inheritance, Having been predestined according to His purpose, WHO WORKS ALL THINGS AFTER THE COUNSEL OF HIS WILL.” I began to ask God what was on my plate that was not according to the purpose for which he had predestined me. I asked Him to point out and reaffirm what was things should stay. I asked Him to guide me to understand, know and trust His leading as He works all things after the counsel of His will.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we should walk in them.” I asked God to show me which things He had prepared beforehand for me to walk in. I submitted myself, as much as I could possibly do, to His Lordship. He reminded me that it is He who is at work within me, both TO WILL and TO DO according to His good pleasure (Philippians).
Ephesians 3:8 “To me, THE VERY LEAST OF ALL SAINTS, this grace was given…” I have sought to “get neutral” on a matter, to be free of my own self-will so I could be open to Him removing the things that He wanted to. Sometimes we are too busy because we have a false sense of obligation to another person, a ministry, etc. I have sought to empty myself of all my pride, selfish ambition, and the desire to control things.
Through this process, God showed me that two things out of six needed to come off my plate. I waited and prayed a few days more, than I wrote the two necessary e-mails I needed to write in order to step away from those things. Now I am at peace and totally convinced that the four or five remaining things are what are supposed to be there. God wants us all to be led by Him. This has been such a precious endeavor and journey for me and I felt He wanted me to share with you all what He showed to me. Hope it blesses some of you who are faced with decisions at this time. Be blessed.