Mid-Week Inspiration: Your Steps Are Ordered – Fred Hammond

Fred Hammond says it best: “When you’ve been called to have a relationship with God, sometimes it just don’t feel good.”  Even the most successful people go through phases in life where they question their purpose.  We all sometimes wonder if we are going in the right path.  It can get to the point where we’re just like “there’s got to be more to life than this!”

We can tell ourselves all day to think better thoughts, but until we actually want to, we won’t.  We have to truly want change in order to see change in our lives.  We have to comprehend that our thoughts affect our actions.  And we must remind ourselves over and over again until it becomes natural to us “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD” Psalm 37:23.

We stress trying to figure out a way that has already been mapped out for us.  We think if we get the degree everything will be better, if we get a high-paying job all of our problems will go away, if we find a good person and get married then life will be perfect.  We couldn’t be any more wrong. 

Trials are always going to come our way.  As a matter of fact, the better our life looks on paper, the more obstacles come our way.  That’s why God often separates us from things so that we learn the importance of relying on Him and finding satisfaction in self, rather than others.

The next time you get down and depressed about your life not going the way you want it to remember that the Lord says, ” I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11.  Rest in that, trust in that.  It’s all that you have because you can’t accomplish anything in your own power.  You have to show full dependence on Him and He will take control of the rest. 

-Renée Nicole


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