In one-on-one coaching sessions with clients, in workshops, seminars, or services, it doesn’t matter in which context I speak with women, I am often encountered with similar topics of discussion. Topics such as, ” How do I know if this dream is God’s will for my life or if it’s just something I want to do?”, “I’m just waiting on God and trusting Him.”, “What if I miss God?” and the like.
I would like to dedicate this post to addressing these thoughts.
I believe that God is the one who originally placed desires, talents, abilities and skills in your heart. As you use them in a positive way, to bring honor to him, and benefit others, I believe you are in His will for your life. He can then direct your steps specifically and accordingly. It’s difficult to take steps in any direction if you refuse to move your feet. Put one foot in front of the other and trust that God knows how to get you to your destination. It is called WALKING by faith.
Waiting on God is not an excuse for you to do nothing. I believe that we are able to discern God’s will for our life by taking inventory of what He has entrusted to us. What can you do to honor Him and benefit those around you? What do you enjoy? What are you naturally good at? What do other people say you are great at?
Often discovering His will for your life happens in retrospect. Once we act on what He deposited in us, cross paths with certain individuals, and realize that things have come together in a certain way, we can look back and see that we have actually been in God’s will the whole time. He has ordered our steps without us being aware during the process.
I think “missing God” is a misconception based on a well meaning yet partial illustration. Personally, I believe my God is so big that it would be hard to miss Him. His grace is huge! Even if we take a step and feel like we are falling, He is there to catch us and direct us in the path that He has for us. Missing Him is not the big issue. Not taking that initial step of faith and trusting in his love and guidance is a much bigger issue.
It has been said that you don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great. Don’t magnify your fears by focusing on the “what ifs”. Maximize your potential by stepping out in faith and trusting that God is big enough to get you to your destination.
1. Can “waiting on God” be a mask for your fears so you don’t have to deal with certain issues?
2. Are there areas in your life that you are hiding behind “waiting on God” rather than taking steps of faith?
3. What relationship does faith have with action?
4. What is your next step?
Cherise “Reecie” Wesson
Founder & Coach of EllaVate Life Coaching
“Helping Ladies Win in Life”