Jun 28, 2011

Trust in the Lord with all Your Heart

During the weeks that I felt lost and confused, I found great encouragement in the words of Roy Lessin:

Posted: 20 Jun 2011 07:30 AM PDT
 (If God isn’t leading you to a certain place, why go there?)
Lord, I am following You. I will not run around in circles trying to find my own way. I place my feet in Your footsteps. I take the place that You have prepared for me. I will faithfully remain where You have placed me until You make it clear it is time to move on.
 (If God hasn’t asked you to do a certain task, why perform it?)
Lord, I will only carry what You ask me to lift. I lay down my agenda and my ideas of what I think needs to be done. I say “no” to all stress and striving and “yes” to the peace that comes from obeying what You are asking me to do.
(If God hasn’t directed you to speak something, why declare it?)
Lord, put Your words in my mouth. I want to speak words that are fitting for the moment—the right word, the true word, the edifying word, the anointed word, the word in due season—the word from Your heart to others.
(If God wouldn’t be pleased with your choice, why choose it?)
Lord, I choose those things that will bring a smile to Your face.  My greatest pleasure is to please You.
(If “for His glory” is the right reason, why do something for the wrong reason?)
Lord, I love Your righteousness. I want to live right, think right, and act right. I want my motivation to be for Your sake, and my attitudes to be a reflection of who You are. May others want to know You more because of what they see of Your life in me.
May the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you. 2 Thessalonians 1:12 AMP

The only question was how can I know God's will for me?

I decided to write to Roy Lessin:

Thanks for the sharing which is so inspiring. I want to obey God and follow His will. The big question for me is what is His will for me? How do I know what He wants me to do?

To my pleasant surprise, Mr Lessin write back with more encouraging words which I will share below, andI hope that they will encourage you too.


Thank you for your comment and your question. There are 3 steps you can take. #1 Ask God what it is He wants you to do? #2 Wait upon Him to answer you in His time. #3 Obey what it is He is asking. You do not need to feel pressure about this or try to make something up. Simply ask in faith, and trust in Him to work things out and bring to pass in your life what He desires.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

How true, if we are to trust in Him, He has promised to direct all our paths! Amen!


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