We can often get caught up in thinking about God’s plan when we’ve got important decisions to make. Is it in God’s plan to go to this university? Is this job in God’s plan? Is marrying this person part of God’s plan? Knowing God’s in control should help us feel at peace, but often we find ourselves stressing and desperately seeking God’s will for our lives. We wonder why He isn’t telling us what we should do. We wonder if we’re making a decision that’s going to ruin God’s plan for our whole lives. Often the fear of getting it wrong can lead us to do nothing. But this definitely isn’t what God’s got in store for us. In fact, ‘God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.’ When we’re not sure what God wants us to do, let’s make sure we’re doing good for others. In Micah it says: ‘What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8 NIV). These things are what God wants us to be doing in our lives. Perhaps we need to spend less time worrying about our decisions, and more time making sure our hearts are focused on the right things, wherever we are, whoever we’re with, and whatever we’re doing. Our heart is so important. If we’re trying to seek God and know His will for us, we’re making decisions with God at the centre. But if we’re just doing whatever we want, without consulting God, and without living in a godly way, we need to stop and refocus our hearts on God and His plans for us.
If you’re stressing over big decisions right now, take a break from the worry and do something nice for someone else.
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