What if the wrong path is taken? Better yet, the wrong door is opened. It states in the Bible in
Revelation 3:7 (NIV) To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:
These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.
With this being promised, why do these questions arise? I listed only two with plenty others where those came from. The mind can have you thinking things that make you go hmm. It is very tricky.
One day I was thinking about all the things I wanted to do, and my mind started to ramble with the questions above. As I was thinking about my future, I had many ideas come to mind. My list started to increase with various activities and opportunities. For instance, I was wondering if the job I recently selected was the right choice. Should I have waited for another door to open or go forward with the opportunity. It is interesting how your mind can work so fast. It is like you have several people talking all at once. However, it came to mind one thing I did not think of beforehand. That was to pray. You’ll be surprised how much prayer can change a situation. That’s why I love the acronym, “Pray Until Something Happens.” It’s like I was thinking these things I wanted to do but never stopped to ask God what He wanted for me. Wow! Aha Moment! Some may think, “why should I have to ask someone else about what I wanted to do when all I have to do is act on it myself?” Well I can tell you from experience a powerful God created me and knows me better than I know myself, so why not ask? He surely knows how many hairs I have on my head because, again, he created me. So this is why I ask. Try it for yourself and share your experience, but remember to stop, breathe, and PUSH. In the end, I was driving myself crazy making lists all the time and all I had to do was stop, breathe, and pray.
Thanks to Priscilla Shrier for sharing this verse on her blog http://www.goingbeyond.com that I had to share.
1 Corinthians 7:17 (MSG)
17 And don’t be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there. God, not your marital status, defines your life. Don’t think I’m being harder on you than on the others. I give this same counsel in all the churches