Pray and Obey

By Amanda Usher


“Pray that the Lord your God will show us what to do and where to go.”

Jeremiah 42:3 (NLT)

“Whether we like it or not, we will obey the Lord our God to whom we are sending you with our plea. For if we obey Him, everything will turn out well for us.”

Jeremiah 42:6 (NLT)

God’s plan is God’s plan. This means that His plan may not be yours.

You could’ve very well mapped out a huge, brilliant step-by-step plan that you believe will lead you into the right direction, but the truth is, that plan may not matter. God has already created a vision for you and your life, which pretty much overshadows any step of any plan.

While He understands what you want for your life, He also knows that your desires may not be what you need for your life. As His child, you shall trust His will, obey Him and follow His guidance. Let Him bring you into mind-blowing greatness. Nothing but amazing benefits and blessings can come out of putting your faith in His will.

If you’re failing to comprehend and see where it is that He wants to take you, pray that He opens your eyes. Pray that He works through the right people around you to display His vision. Ask Him to put you in the correct position to embark on this God-given journey. Be still and silent to hear His words.

God wants you to succeed, and He’ll make sure that you do. You just have to trust Him to make a way, work your way through each step and praise Him through it all. His plan being magnified doesn’t mean that yours wasn’t good. It just means that His is much better.

Pray for His leadership, then obey His will.

Where has God led you that you may not have been leading yourself? How have obeying Him and following His will benefitted you?


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