Today, I felt the need to share something we all wonder, something we all struggle with, and something we all need to know. Many times we find ourselves at a point in life where we just have no idea what to do. We say that we want to serve the Lord and do what He is calling us to do, but we don’t know what it is that He is calling us to. Today I want to give you a new perspective. In Exodus 33:13, Moses is speaking to the Lord on Mount Sinai about what he should do in regards to the Israelites who have turned away from God at the time. Moses says:
“Show me your intentions so I will understand you more fully and do exactly what you want me to do”
With this verse before us, let’s examine it, what Moses says and what we say. In this verse, Moses tells God to show him what He wants him to do, but not only so that he can do it, but to understand God more fully. This means that Moses wanted to get closer to God through this experience, which is what we often don’t think of. We ask God to show us His plan so we can do it, but why do we want to do it. Most of the time it isn’t to understand God more fully, we ask it so that He can give us something to do and we just want that satisfying idea of “oh God thank you for showing me what to do”, when in reality the whole point of serving Him is to bring Him glory and get closer.
Also, in the second part of this statement Moses says “and do exactly what you want me to do”. Many times we ask God to show us His plan and what He wants for us to do so we can kind of pick and choose which plan we want to pick up. We think that we can just say “Oh hey God, I think I’ll take plan 8 because I dont like plans 1-7. It doesn’t work that way. If He is the one that gives us our life and everything in it, you better believe that He is the one giving us our plan, and not the one we want, but the one He wants. Too many times we also try to ask God to lead us and when He does, we want to do it our way and try to modify His requests for us.
Let’s take after Moses and ask God from now on to help us to see His plan for us, and not only follow it exactly as He wants us to, but to truly get closer to Him as we go through with His will for our lives!
God bless you today. Know you’re loved and be a strong Christian with Christ’s character!
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