So many decisions…
sometimes its hard to figure out my next steps.
A lot of options.
Why can’t I get a burning bush like God gave Moses? It was big. It was dramatic. There was an angel in the bush. Moses couldn’t miss it. If I got one of those, it would be so much easier to listen and follow, right?
In my life, God gives me what I would call burning plants. They are a lot smaller than a bush and much less impressive but when I’m reading God’s word, praying and listening, God will set fire to the next small plant – lighting the way to my next decision – and then my next.
Here’s how it works – I’m regularly reading God’s word and listening to how he wants me to apply it to my life. I pray – expecting God to move and answer but keeping my mind open knowing that God can answer in a way that’s much different from how I think he will answer.
And he lines up my circumstances, one step at a time.
He will also add confirmations along the way. Godly people around me will say something that reinforces the direction indicated by a recent burning plant. And it’s not unusual for my pastor on Sunday to say something that confirms my next decision.
When God knows I am watching and listening, he can work through all of these things to make my next step clear to me.
I have found that I don’t need a big, dramatic burning bush if I’m paying attention. My small burning plants work just fine.
Thank you for your guidance, Abba Father.