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Letting God Lead In The New Year- 4 Ways To Know If You Are Following God’s Lead

Am I letting God lead? At first, that can seem like a silly question, but are we? Are we really? Or are we pushing our own will and plans in our own power?


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Are we truly letting God lead? Or are we pushing our plans ahead in our own power? #RosevineCottageGirls

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Are We Letting God Lead?


You have so many plans, you know just how you are going to get each step done- and then it all derails, the results you had hoped are even more elusive than when you started. And those well-laid plans crumble around you. Have you been here? Exhausted, struggling just to keep your head above the water and wondering what went wrong?


Could it be that in the excitement of planning and dreaming we’ve forgotten to make sure it was God’s plan? Have we rushed ahead in our own power instead of letting God lead?


God’s Plan Or Our Plan?


So often I see people trying to get God to stamp His seal of approval on their plans, trying to push ahead and implement their plans and goals and dreams instead of letting God lead. Yes, dreams and goals and even plans are a good thing, but not when we are trying to force God into bending to our will. We can’t just put a plan together and expect God to bless it when we didn’t seek His will in the first place.


We need God’s plan not our plan, not the plan we’re trying to call God’s, not the plan we’re trying to pull off in our own power but HIS plan. We can’t expect God to bless the plan that we didn’t even bother to seek His will on. God doesn’t want to be the last resort, but the one you turn to on every step. The one you go to in prayer before you ever start building. We must seek Him and His plan, instead of running after our own ideas and expecting God to follow us.


Maybe the reason we are so exhausted, and nothing will turn out right is because we are trying to push our own plan ahead instead of what God is trying to lead you to. God is the way maker, the one that splits the sea so that you can walk through on the dry ground, and makes the impossible possible, and yet many of us are here kicking at a door that was never meant for us and then frustrated when it won’t open.



Bible Verses On Letting God Lead

Here are some verses on letting God lead:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV
 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand. Proverbs 19:21 NKJV
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9 NKJV
Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 NLT
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8 NKJV
“I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2 NIV

Ways To Seek God’s Will And Let God Lead


How do you seek God’s will to make sure that you are following His plan and not your own plans? Here are some ways:


  1. Spend time in your Bible. Don’t just read it once and move on, study it until it becomes as natural as breathing.
  2. Pray – pray and keep praying, ask people you know that are believers to join you in praying.
  3. Find people who are strong Christians that will speak with Godly wisdom into your life.
  4. Stop pushing it forward in your strength- either God will work it out and open the door or he won’t. In the meantime do the first two things until you get an answer.



Letting God Lead Is Worth It


It can be easy to forget to set our plans before the Lord and surrender our will to His and rush ahead in our own power but this will only lead to exhaustion and disappointment. Wait for Him, and allow God to lead you down the road He has for you.


Letting God lead you is always worth the wait, and even giving up some of your plans.



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