April 23, 2012

Faith To Walk Away



There are times in life when God keeps us on the same path for a long time (or what seems like a long time) because we're not ready to move on.  I think sometimes He also uses those times to mold us, help us grow, help us see who we are in His eyes.

This has been my experience for most of my life.  But now I feel a growing restlessness, a discontent.  And so I have been searching my heart to see what could be the cause.

I wonder if God might be calling me away.  Perhaps where I am is not where I am meant to remain. But I don't have any specific leading as to where I would go or what I would be doing.  Should I do more of the same in a different location? Or a complete reinvention of myself for His glory? Or should I remain where I am and simply shift my focus?

God has the answers.

I'm ready to do something different if that is what He desires.  But I'm also afraid.  Part of me doesn't want to let go of what is familiar and comfortable.

I remember that God has called each of us to walk with Him by faith.

In a few weeks time I will be spending several days in prayer.  I need direction.  And I would humbly ask that you keep me in your prayers as I search for God's will during this time in my life.

My highest dream is to serve Him and to be a faithful steward of everything He has given me.

It takes faith to walk with the Lord and it takes faith to go wherever He leads, even if it means remaining in place.  May God grant me, and any reader in a similar situation, the courage to trust Him in such a life altering way.

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you”
- Matthew 6:33


12 comments:

Zim said...

God knows our time... And our life. We only must accept it, but it is sometimes very difficult.
I visited Your blog from Amrita's blog.
Greetings for You!

SINCERITY said...

Zim: How very true. I think the times I struggle are when God is busy shaping me.

I've come to recognize difficult times as a type of spiritual "growing pains."

God is doing something good and I will keep leaning on Him.

Thank you for your encouragement and thank you for visiting!

Amrita said...

Yes sister it takes faith and even greater faith to walk away from a situation and try something new. Sometimes God puts an elephant in our room, to help us move out.

Very good post.

BelovedBomber said...

This post speaks to me. It seems as though God may have us on very similar paths currently. I wrote recently about the feeling of being pregnant in the Spirit, about being ready to give birth to something new even though I have no idea what it is. I am eager and nervous at the same time. Trusting God to lead us right where He wants us as our hearts desire to serve Him. Many blessings to you!

SINCERITY said...

Amrita: How true! I have to smile at the picture you just put in my mind. I like elephants. :) They're big but they're also cute.

I understand what you mean. Sometimes God has to push some of us to move on. I am definitely a child He needs to nudge more than others, I think! :D

SINCERITY said...

BelovedBomber: I will have to read that post. I'm rejoicing that God can use my struggles to encourage others! I almost didn't write this post.

Blessings to too! God is doing something beautiful. The hardest part of walking by faith, for me, is learning to step back and just let Him do His thing. :)

Praise the Lord for His love and mercy!

Daisy said...

Hi Sincerity! your page is lovely :) whatever God's got planned for you whether continuing this season of waiting and growing or moving into something new that He has for you, He's got you in the palm of His hand and He's going to lead you through it. I hope in prayer you receive the answers to the questions in your heart and a peace as you trust in Him. Excited to hear what God's got for you! Daisy

SINCERITY said...

Daisy: Thank you for your encouraging words! I needed to hear them today and God sent you along. :)

Its funny but your last sentence is something several people have been telling me recently. God is doing something and I feel like He's smiling at me even as I hop up and down like a little girl trying to see what Daddy is hiding in his hands! :)

God bless you!

David C Brown said...

"By faith Abraham, being called, obeyed to go out ... and went out, not knowing where he was going", Hebrews 11: 8.

Which is rather a test!

SINCERITY said...

True faith is not natural. It can only come from God. And He is happy to give it to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ as their savior.

Hebrews chapter 11 is very powerful. It both encourages and convicts me!

Thank you for reminding me of Abraham's example.

Just Be Real said...

Inspiring post. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

SINCERITY said...

Just Be Real: You're welcome. Blessings to you too!