At the start of each New Year I find myself in this space of reflection. Through the process I examine my life and then set out to conquer new possibilities. It occurred to me how often I have done this only to lose sight of these heart felt ambitions. Psalm 37:4 states:
“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”
Selfishly I love this verse in my own ungodly way; wanting God to fulfill my every ambition. But do I delight in Him? Am I willing to allow Him to guide me in His own way? Proverbs 29:18 tells us…
“ Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
The word “vision” is speaking about divine guidance, the “law” His word. This tells me I need to diligently be in the word of God to receive divine guidance… Simplistic in knowledge, but much harder to carry out in willingness. Its far more natural to reach for my desires in my own strength and understanding. But without Gods divine guidance I will never fulfill them and I will always lose sight of them in my own strength. Isaiah 55:8-9 confirms this for me…
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts”
This year I want to be willing. I want to be willing to allow God to work out those desires He’s placed in my heart in His way. My only goal is to write them in their simplest form on paper, place them in my Bible and then set out to seek God divine guidance as I commit to read His word through study, meditation and prayer.
Have a wonderful New Year!