Have you ever had a let down that you just didn’t see coming or you couldn’t quite understand?
Recently I was excited to start a new journey. I had planned and prepared and when that day came, all the anticipation quickly fizzled when instead it ended in a huge let down.
I really thought God was leading this venture so I was kind of stunned and confused. I found myself crying out and asking some questions –
I thought this is what You wanted me to do? I thought I heard You on this subject? Why? Why not? What next?
I had started to second guess myself and God. I felt certain I was hearing Him in the direction of this and now all I was hearing was crickets.
I can’t really explain it though, I did not feel rejected, I actually felt at peace. Honestly I felt like I knew what God really wanted me to do but fear had been stopping me. Lack of discipline on my part was also holding me back. What He really wanted me to do was hard, for me, but not for Him.
This situation had me thinking and reflecting for a few days and then God showed me two amazing promises in His word.
Follow all the directions the LORD your God has given you. Then you will continue to live, life will go well for you, and you will live for a long time in the land that you are going to possess. ~ Deuteronomy 5:33 GWT
This is what the LORD says– your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. ~ Isaiah 48:17 NIV
WOW! God so loves to encourage me! I love His promises!
I knew these promises were confirmation that I needed to follow ALL His directions. Not just the easy ones.
Rejection is God’s protection, and sometimes also our opportunity for His ReDirection!
He always knows best. He always gets us back on the right track if we keep seeking and following Him.
Are you facing rejection? Are you at a spot you thought you were to be at and it’s not quite working out?
Go back to God, back to His promises, and wait for what’s next, or maybe, like me, we just get busy doing what He already told us to do.
Even the hard stuff, because remember this promise-
With God-ALL things are possible!
XXOO Michelle Bollom