Still no news from the Navy. Do you ever wonder what God’s will is? In times like these, when there are two major paths ahead of me, it is hard to know what his will is. Is everything predestined or do we have free will in the choices we make? I do not think that it is completely one way or the other. But a mix of both. According to my studies, there are many verses to back up both points of view. So, in my mind, some things are predestined to happen, but I have free will to choose the rest of the story.
I pray for doors to be opened or to be shut in order to stay on the path that he wants me to be on. This gives me peace, because....
.... I know that he works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
In order to walk in God's Will we must first trust Him to guide us. After all, he does have a plan. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9. “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 a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
In order to walk in God’s will we must seek Him. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
Someone asked me this week if I thought I was walking in God’s perfect path for my life. I said no. How could I be after making so many mistakes in my life? But who says that there is only one path to take? Wouldn’t each choice put us on a different path? He knows we are not perfect. He knows what he has to work with. I thank God that he makes broken things beautiful! To say that everything is predestined, would be to say that he wanted me to make those mistakes. Why would he want me to sin? He wouldn’t.
My husband is not the first man to ask me to marry him. Neither is he the second. I might have ended up with one of the previous two if it were not for my seeking and fasting for God’s will. In which case, my life would be on a completely different path than it is now. I thank God I waited for the one I’m with. Is he my soulmate? Are there such things? I would say Adam and Eve were soul mates. Beyond that, maybe. But, any couple can make it work if they are both seeking God.
I don’t have to completely guess God’s will. Some things are written in black and white, or even red. For example, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says to “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” And Jesus Christ himself said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny himself, take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23
So, as we continue to wait for the Navy to open or close the door to that path, I have had on my heart for a while now to start this blog and website. Philippians 2:13 says, “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” It’s main focus will be blessings. How to give them. How to be one. Tupperware will be a side business in order to pay for the cost to run the site and to keep all of the resources I will be making free to anyone. I hope that they will bless you in some way and help you to be a blessing to others.