Questions I’m Asking Myself—Part Four

Jun 20, 2008

Here’s the last one for the week…

Isaiah 42:16 (NLT) - “I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way.  I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them.” 

#4 - Am I Sincerely Seeking God To Lead Me…Or Am I Trying To Lead Him?  

There have been so many times I’ve taken my thoughts and dreams to God, asking Him to bless them and allow them to come to fruition instead of asking Him what His thoughts and dreams are.

Here’s a confession—on my best day…I am still nothing more than a blind man who desperately needs the leadership of Jesus in my life if I am going to accomplish anything significant.  (John 15:5)

And the thing I am learning more and more is this—God WANTS to lead me in the right way.  He wants me to get things right.  He wants me to succeed in life.  AND—HE WANTS TO SPEAK TO ME and show me how to get there—but this requires me giving up what I want and asking Him to open my eyes to what He wants.

This text says that He will lead me along an unfamiliar way.  I believe the churches best days are yet to come.  I believe God is going to do things we’ve never seen before…but in order for us to get there we have to be willing to walk in unfamiliar ways…and the only way to successfully do that is LISTEN to and FOLLOW the voice of God.

He’s always speaking…many times though I’ve not been listening.

He will smooth out the road ahead.  He will brighten the darkness…at least that’s what His Word says.  So…I’ve got to trust Him with my future.

This has RADICALLY changed my prayer life.  Instead of taking a wish list to Him every day I am simply asking Him to allow me to see as He sees and feel as He feels…THAT IS MESSING ME UP!  It’s a process…but I’m giving up my desires and asking Him to put HIS in me.

I may do a decent job leading NewSpring…but I do a HORRIBLE job when I try to lead God.  I’m blind without Him…but with Him I can’t go wrong.

How about you—are you SERIOUSLY seeking what God wants…or are you trying to get Him to buy into your plans?