Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.”
I had a much needed revelation in the past week, so I thought I would share it.
I have been trying so hard to figure out God’s will for my career. I thought He was sending me in one direction, and then it would change. I figured I was just being confused and mislead by the enemy. Then it dawned on me, every time I pray, I change the way I word it. One time it was “I want to help others” and social worker came to my mind and confirmed. Then I prayed “I want to help others to learn how to live out Scripture and include God in their daily lives”, then a job opportunity to be a Christian life coach came up. Now I am getting more of a desire to be healthy, and nutritionist came to mind.
It dawned on me that I don’t think God has one specific thing for us to do, He is just letting me know that whatever I choose He will help me succeed at it and open doors, as long as I honor Him in it. Then He confirmed through a verse in my email that I am on track, that verse is the verse above.
I used to think there was one specific thing I should be doing in a career, that I had to be able to mention God in my conversations at work, and that if I didn’t make the right move I would miss out on what God has in store for my future.
This also goes for a relationship. I used to think God had one person in mind for me, that I might have missed it or need to wait for some confirmation that I was with the right one. Now I believe that God wants us to be happy, we can pick to be with who we want as long as we honor God in the relationship. Then God will bless the relationship and help us grow as a couple.
I put so much unneccesary stress on myself trying to make all the right moves and do exactly what God wanted. I will still seek God’s confirmation and ask Him to lead and guide me everyday, but I understand that not every little detail will be answered. He wants us to participate in making decisions that will make us happy, He put desires in our hearts for a reason.
He also placed the desire to know Him in our hearts and as long as that remains the number 1 thing we do, everything else will fall into place.