You must learn to trust there is a future waiting for you that is beyond anything you can grasp at this moment. Today you cannot fathom what your future can be. Your mind cannot comprehend what is truly possible with the spirit of God living in you, guiding you. But oh sweet child, if you will only lean into him, surrender your will fully to his, trust him with your everything, seek him with your all, then you will taste the buffet of life before you.
Do you want that future you cannot imagine over the today you can control? Are you willing to loosen your grip on the reigns so God can take over the direction? Do you have that level of trust with God? Hey, it’s okay if you’re not there yet. It’s a process and our shepherd is so patient with his wandering sheep to teach us his ways. Certain seasons of life are required for us to truly grasp his sovereign power and divine love over our lives. How can you fully understand his healing touch until you’ve been sick? How can you fully trust his provision until you’ve seen him make a way when there was no other way? How can you fully know his power until he has rescued you? All your life God has simply been proving his love, his power, and his plan for your life to bring you to today where you will trust the future he has available for you.
And today we say “YES God, I want what you have for me!” We boldly rise up, brush the dirt off our knees and claim what our Father is offering. He is offering life to the full, life in abundance, life bigger than you could have ever imagined before. Our answer? YES … and thank you! Thank you for not giving up on me when I was foolish. Thank you for not turning away from me when I turned away from you. Thank you for the potential you’ve placed within me from the beginning, now I’m ready to partner with you God to use it!
Psalm 32:8 says “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
Oh to know God’s loving eye is on you at this moment. He sees you. He sees exactly where you are and he sees what is before you. As his eye sees all, he creates, he moves, he rearranges all that’s ahead of you to make a way for you. Imagine at this moment there are nothing but roadblocks and definite no’s ahead of you. You know, because you’ve tried before. You gave it your all in the past and it simply couldn’t be. But God has been watching you. This entire time, his eye has been on you. And because you have dared to get up again today, because you have dared to rise up again and even imagine giving it one more try, you will get to see what he has been up to. You see, while you’ve been down, while you’ve been defeated, God has gone before you and done what only he can do.
HE HAS BEEN MAKING A WAY WHERE THERE WAS NO WAY BEFORE.
And now, all you have to do is try again.
I wonder how many times we have missed the very opportunity we were seeking because we got knocked down, and failed to realize while we were down, God was up, and he was working. The way was being made for the next time we got up … but we never got back up. So we missed it.
Oh what if we were to be so bold to pray today and ask God for what we missed before. God, will you bring those opportunities back around to us? What part of our future has passed us by because we failed to try … will you bring it back around for us now? Will you give us another chance to make you proud?
I believe his answer is yes. Why? Because our scripture today tells us he will counsel us with his LOVING eye on us. Not a judgmental eye. Not an eye that watches and tallies up our failures. Not an eye that sees every single thing we do wrong and holds it against us. Not an eye that’s already counted us out or given up hope. No … a loving eye. Don’t you know God looks at you with pure and perfect love?
If we can fully grasp that, our world changes. He loves you. He wants nothing more than to guide you to fully step into the good plans he has for your life. He doesn’t want to punish you because you missed it the first time around. He’s not dwelling on the 10 years you wasted being an idiot … he’s dwelling on the time you have left to live up to your potential.
God says he will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. That’s good news, right? Yes, because if we’re being completely honest, we really don’t know what the heck we’re doing here, do we? Our bright ideas get us in trouble sometimes. Our way often leads us to a dead end. But when we are seeking God, he will instruct us. He will teach us the way we should go. God, please guide us. Guide us along the paths you have prepared for us. Guide us back to the opportunities we have missed before. Guide us into the future we can’t even begin to imagine at this moment. Keep your loving eye on us.
The New Living Translation of Psalm 32:8 says “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.”
Yes, that’s what we want, we want the BEST pathway for our lives. We’ve been settling for kinda good, or a little good, or just good enough, when God has the BEST available to us. No more settling for good, we want the BEST. We want God’s BEST. And there’s only one way to discover God’s BEST … a full surrender to him. An all-in life for him. A leaning in to him that says, God if you don’t catch me, I’m face-planting here, but I KNOW you’ve got me, so I lean!
His loving eye is on you today. He sees where you are and he knows where you can go, so he’s making a way for the BEST path to get you there. And remember, in order to get on the BEST path, there are often a lot of good paths that don’t work out. Good plans that fall apart. But don’t lose heart. It’s all a part of the BEST plans coming together!