Can I be honest?
If walking out of a doctor’s appointment after 30 seconds wasn’t social Siberia, I would have today. There was just something about this appointment, that made it worse than the rest.
I say all that to say:
I understand having a bad day or the urge to walk out of a difficult situation.Tweet
I want to ask you something that my Uber driver asked me on my way home. “What’s next?” Maybe, you aren’t too sure what your next step ought to be in the physical and emotional realm of things.
I want to be that friend who sits and prays with you – as you wait for God’s directive toward what is next.
” Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).”
After we have grieved our situations with our Amazing God, we need to ask ourselves (or be asked by a loving friend) what is next for us. For myself, the next step(s) are clear. While I would love to run away from my life and ignore all responsibilities, I can’t do that. And, the odds are you cannot either. So instead of living in a fantasy world where I neglect all responsibility, I want to share what is next – for myself.
Your list may be completely different, depending on your circumstances, your relationship, and surrender to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
- Make the next appointment with someone new, and keep searching until I find someone who both listens and is compassionate.
- Spend the time praying.
- Dive into God’s Word – the Bible.
- Fellowship with other Christ followers.
Your answer to this question might look differently, I imagine, but this is my written response to such a question. But, I hope you include steps 2-4 in your plan of what’s next.
Choosing God’s Plan Over My Own
We desperately need to hear God’s Plan for what’s next!Tweet
Spending time in prayer, His Word, and fellowshipping with like-minded Christians are each important activities, which will help us discern God’s will for our lives!
And I am desperate for God’s direction.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).”
I have learned enough to stand on God’s promises, because He never leaves my side. He always is acting on my behalf and even working in ways I cannot see or understand. So, I want to remember the essential need to cling to His Word and Will.
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