2023 | Dec. 1

Go with the flow!

In Jeremiah 29:11, God tells us He has good plans for our lives. It’s not wrong to have our own plans, but we need to recognize God’s authority and let Him lead the way if we truly want to live in peace and joy and to abound in His work.

Wherever you are in the faith journey, experiencing the nudge of the Holy Spirit may feel awesome — or a little overwhelming. It may happen in worship. It may happen in a conversation. It may happen in a moment of silence and reflection. If you are sensing changes the Holy Spirit wants to make in your life or outlook, praise God! But now what?

The secret to becoming more like Jesus is flexibility. Jesus has a plan for your life. And it’s probably a lot different than the plan you have for your life. You must be willing to put down your plans and pick up His. Obviously, His is far better!

We can experience the joy and success that comes with flexibility — instead of frustration and disappointment — if we are willing to do three things.

Let change happen organically. This way, you aren’t disappointed if something doesn’t happen the way you thought it would. Don’t be so set in your ways that when God changes your circumstances, you are resentful rather than grateful.

Set goals but be aware that those goals might not be fulfilled the way you think they should be. Be open to new goals that you probably never considered before. Be willing to consider different solutions and ideas as they present themselves. God will often use other people to offer new options.

Reflect. How stubborn are you about having to do things “your way”? Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt God nudge you to do something and you really didn’t want to do it His way? What happened when you gave in and did it His way?

Just something for us all to think about. God Bless and make it a great day.