Believers always pray for God’s guidance in what we want to accomplish, but we should also seek what God is doing in our midst and join Him in His Work. It’s an interesting idea, isn’t it: What is God doing that I need to search out?
We are typically impatient beings; we want things right now with little hesitation. And yet, that isn’t God’s way. Throughout the Bible, God made promises…that, by the way, He never breaks…but He doesn’t usually provide a timeline. Time means nothing to God, and it’s so important to us. But here’s where “following God’s lead” comes in. It’s not up to us to give God a schedule for accomplishing His purposes; it’s up to us to join in where He is already at work. Our job is to be obedient to what’s already in progress. Do you see the difference? I’m not saying it’s easy, but if we look through Scripture, we see how it is possible.
God planned the release of His people from Egypt, and only then did He invite Moses to join Him in His amazing work. When God told Noah to build a boat, He told Noah up front what His plans were: to rid the earth of evil and start all over again with Noah and his family, who were God-fearing and obedient. Noah’s job was to follow God’s lead and join Him in His Work. God is always at work among us. Let’s keep our eyes on what He’s doing and join Him in His Work
About the author: Previously the priest at St. Francis of Assisi in Lake Placid for 21 years, Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson is now the Priest at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in LaBelle.