How to know God’s leading you (1)

The Space Shuttle’s guidance system only kicks in when it’s several miles up into the atmosphere. So what? Well God’s guidance can often be like that too; it becomes effective when you’re in motion e.g. you’ve got to get yourself off the launch pad! Are you stuck in the same spot praying ‘Lord, I won’t make a move until I hear from You,’ while He’s saying, ‘You’ll hear from Me once you’ve shown you have the faith to push out into the unknown’ Sometimes we know what God wants but we don’t like it. So we pray hoping He’ll change His mind and decide to do what we want instead!

The Bible says, ‘By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going’ (Hebrews 11:8 NIV).

Have you ever tried to turn around a car or even a bike when it’s not actually moving?

It’s impossible; the steering only works when the wheels are moving. There comes a time when you have to start moving and then let God do the steering.

Will you have unanswered questions?

Absolutely. You wouldn’t expect a torch to shine around corners so trust that God will give you the illumination when the time is right. That’s why Paul writes: ‘We walk by faith, not by sight’ (2 Corinthians 5:7). It’s the only way to go! It keeps you close to God, dependent on Him and helps you remember who the credit for all your success belongs to. So whatever you do today don’t stay still; get into motion and be ready for God to take control.

‘Abraham…obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.’ Hebrews 11:8 NIV

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