The first thing that popped into my mind with the word of the week was the passage from Isaiah 55:8-9:
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts." (NLT)
How true that is. However, in the past, I spent so much time thinking that my thoughts were bad and not His that at times I couldn't move forward. I couldn't take that first step. I was bound by indecision. It was exhausting and frustrating, to say the least. I was constantly second-guessing myself and not being very joyful.
However, as I have grown in my relationship with Him, I have come to realize that because He lives in me, I can think like Him and have His thoughts. He made me and delights in me, so maybe my thoughts are His thoughts too! I'm also reminded that He allows me to choose and doesn't box me in, so I shouldn't put Him in a box either!
God knows the way better than I do. Even though at times, the way has been hard, it has taught so much about Him! His grace, faithfulness, peace, freedom from worry and fear and how to love others as He loves them. These days I put less pressure on myself and make decisions a little more easily because I know that He will lead and guide and I don't have to be 100% correct, I just need to take a step forward!
"I hear the Lord saying, 'I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” (Psalm 32:8 TPT)
I LOVE that, just come with Me. Jesus says, "Let's have fun together and see what happens. I want you to enjoy life and see my abundance for you."
What is the one step forward you can take today that allows Him to show you His way?
This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with very little editing. Check out the other writers this week!