Have you ever wondered if you got it all wrong? If the milestone decisions you made throughout your life were all poor choices that led you to a series of dead ends? I have. And in the process of asking myself if I had totally failed to hear God speak to me at critical times when making life-altering decisions, He brought me to the following verses.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.Proverbs 4:23-27
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my fee like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.Habakkuk 3:17-19
These lovely passages of scripture remind me not to give up. Not to lose heart or begin to doubt the path God put me on simply because life looks different than I imaged. In this moment of doubting, God used His Word to lift me up, encourage me to persevere, and trust His timing and His plan for my life.
I’m not giving up. I want to encourage you to keep holding on to the dream God placed in your heart. Keep walking the path He set you on. Keep trusting in the God who is completely faithful and worthy of your trust and praise. Set your eyes steadfastly on Jesus instead of your struggles. Guard your heart and focus straight ahead remaining confidently on the path where God placed you.
The passage in Habakkuk is a beautiful reminder that what you see with your eyes, even the reality of daily living, is not the end of the story. There is yet reason to worship, praise, honor, and trust God with your life and future. Though the work of your hands may not be producing the results you thought they would YET rejoice in the Lord. Be joyful in God your Savior.
This life is an act of worship and learning to worship Him in spirit and truth requires honoring and praising Him in all circumstances. I hope that you will join me in being unwavering in this decision and say with me: “I will worship Him with all that I am and in all that I do. I am a worshipper of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I will keep my eyes on them and hold on to them with all that I have. I am a child of the One True God and will stand firm on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ.”
I am so thankful that God provides for our needs through His Word. Making a habit of daily Bible reading has resulted in so many moments like the one above where He spoke to me at just the right time. I am always amazed at how I can read a familiar scripture and suddenly it will speak to me in a completely new way. God’s Word is alive and active. In times of doubt, pain, or questioning, seek Him in His Word. He will meet you there.
May love spark devotion and persistence in your life of worship.