Well Hello Friend!
I have been thinking that maybe the eighth wonder of the world is the GPS system. Being directed by GPS is without a doubt one of the great gifts of the era in which we live!
I use my navigational system religiously. Like I would be totally lost without my GPS (pun intended). I have lived in two of the biggest States in the US, and it is no exaggeration to say that It is because of my GPS that I am always able to reach my destination.
It is so convenient to be able to know for sure that I am on the right path just by plugging in an address and following the roadmap.
Wouldn’t it be great if God could just give us an address to type into a Life Navigational System? I would love to be able to program "God's will" into my GPS system, and then have step by step instructions appear that I can follow, or a map that shows me I am always on the right track.
Because let's be honest, most of us spend a lot of time wondering if we're on the right path.
Have you ever cried out to God to ask Him if you are on the right path?
I sure have.
I spent year after year pursuing the passions in my heart, but never quite reaching my desired destination. God kept closing doors left and right, and the next steps were definitely not coming up on my GPS screen. Instead of hearing “Turn left,” I kept hitting dead ends and roadblocks.
I remember reaching a point where I was completely drained and unmotivated, and I got down on my knees in my closet, totally surrendering my will to God. I told Him that I would not move a foot until He directed me where to go.
I really meant it. I stopped moving. Only in choosing to do “nothing,” I obeyed the command to “be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
I sat in God’s presence for hours day after day. I began to surround myself with positive messages, and I kept hearing about life coaching. Then when I discovered Christian Life coaching, I grew confident that this was the field God was leading me to. I felt that I was hearing God’s voice telling me to take this completely new turn.
So I dove into researching where to train and enrolled enthusiastically in what I felt was the best Christian life coaching school for me. I loved every minute of the rigorous training. I felt like I was following God’s voice and His leading, and I was experiencing so much joy and happiness that I wanted to pinch myself to make sure it was real. But as graduation from my training began to approach, I started to question my path. I wondered if I had made up my calling and not really heard God. In the midst of asking myself these questions, I stopped and prayed a small prayer, quietly uttering the words: "Lord please confirm that I am on the right path."
God heard me give a voice to my doubts about the direction my life was taking, and He graciously answered.
A few days later, I was sitting at home at my desk. For some reason, I started to mindlessly scroll through some of the photos on my computer and I came across a picture of a vision board I had created three years earlier. It was a challenge for a television show I had been involved in, one of the many projects that had come to a close and seemed at the time like another dead end in my life.
When I looked closely at the picture, I sat straight up in my chair and my eyes almost popped out of my sockets. I actually remembered putting that board together and was familiar with all the words and pictures I had chosen, except for one. In big letters on one of the pictures were the words "coaching" and "training." I did not remember choosing those words and had no idea why I would have been drawn to put them on that vision board three years earlier, as life coaching was nowhere on my radar at that point. I was an actress, fully bent on staying in the fields of arts and entertainment. But somehow, those words were there. What a beautiful gift it was to realize that when I was in the middle of making my own plans, God was creating and even revealing to me another plan He had for me. When I saw the vision board again, I remembered that I had asked God to confirm the path I was on, and the tears started flowing as I realized that He had done just what I asked. It is a moment I will never forget. A beautiful gift from our generous God.
My friends, if you find yourself wondering if you are headed in the right direction, or if you are questioning the path in front of you, you can simply ask.
God is more faithful than any GPS system.
Ask Him if you're on the right path.
Ask him to confirm your path.
Simply Ask . Watch. Wait.
I love a good testimony. Please share a time in your life where the Lord answered a petition of your heart, whether small or big. As always I can't wait to hear.
Love you with my whole heart.