Trusting God isn’t always as easy as it sounds. I mean, it’s actually very easy to say, but once you start walking in the direction He wants to you go, there are always some pretty intense moments. At least that’s been my experience. I say I trust God, but when the storms start raging and my boat starts filling up with water, I’m not always as trusting as I should be.
But I’ve got to tell you, sometimes you have to leave what you know in order to grow. About year ago, I started praying and asking God what He wanted me to do with this life He gave me and where He wanted me to go. It took many months for me to get the answer. I tell you that because maybe, just maybe, your in the same place today I was in a year ago and you need to read this.
This is for you who’s about to give up and quit because you’re tired of being denied and rejected. This is for you who’s about to throw in the towel and not apply for that job. This is for you who’s about to give up on relocating because you’re just not certain. This is for you who’s afraid to submit the resume because you think you’re too old or unqualified. This is for you who won’t go back to school because you don’t think you can afford it. This is for you who wants to just walk out of that relationship because you think it’s over.
Can I tell you, at this very moment, God is getting ready to shift some things around in your life, behind the scenes. He’s about to alter the acoustic sound of your ministry and it’s going to blow some people’s minds. He’s getting ready to elevate some people who no one has ever heard of. And He’s already prepared the details to ensure that your name is spelled right.
All you have to do is move when God says move. Stop explaining why you quit your job, they won’t understand anyway. Stop clarifying why you’re doing what your doing when it doesn’t look like anything to anyone else. Quit trying to get people to understand the vision God gave you. MOVE! You owe nobody a reason for the anointing when they didn’t give it to you.
Here’s what the Word says…
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8
Here’s my word of encouragement for you today: Trust God and move. If anyone would have told me ten years ago, I’d be where I am today, I probably wouldn’t have believed them. But when God told me it was time to move from the parish ministry to missionary ministry, He left me very few options. Was it easy? Actually, when I got my mind wrapped around it, yes!
Now, I’m not sharing this for somebody to get up and make a drastic life change immediately. However, I am telling you to move when God says move! This move, whatever it is to whereever it is – God has a purpose for it. Plus, you cant’ grow in a place you’ve outgrown, nor can you expand in an area with limitations. Move with God and when God says.
I’ll move when You tell me where to go! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Rev. Dr. MM Marxhausen