Land of Rice and Honey

“You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it” (Matthew 21:22).

Months before my graduation, I was seeking the Lord’s will on what to do next. I sensed that He wants me to leave my homeland in Michigan, USA, for new terrain, but I wasn’t sure where. Hence, I began praying fervently for God’s direction.

I explored the option of going on a mission trip to Europe or South Africa. Though there were good prospects and quite a few friends were enthusiastic about it, the doors never opened. And instead of prying those doors open, I awaited patiently on God’s timing.

And just as God originally planned, the inkling placed in my heart became reality. The details of an Asia excursion emerged and I gleefully accepted a two-month life-changing adventure.

The assurance we have as Christians is that God has a plan for our lives. He may ask us to travel to the bush lands of Africa to share the Gospel or He may want us to remain in the city we were born to work in the local factory. Neither situation is any less worthy than the other when we are in God’s will. The vital condition is that we have sought God’s plan for our lives, and submitted to His sovereign leading.

Have you been seeking God’s will for your life? Seek His wisdom and guidance through a prayerful conversation with Him. God’s plan will work out for His glory and for our good.

As the Master prayed in the garden lone,
Let your prayer be made to the Father’s throne,
If you seek His will, He will answer you,
Are you trusting still, have you prayed it through? —William Poole

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