“Did God really say?” Those infamous words led Adam and Eve to question God’s will for their lives and experience expulsion from the Garden of Eden.
Yes, it’s deep, and yes, that’s how we’re starting May off. Why? Because it’s May and it’s about the time of year where we dig deep into what we’ve been called to do. The classes we are attending, the events we are planning, and the jobs we are working are in full swing. It’s right about now, before we start summer break that we feel the stretch.
We used January to set goals and get organized. We felt the excitement of starting to work on those goals and lay a solid foundation in February. We moved forward in March, but what have we done since then? Have we maintained our priorities and protected our schedules? Or have we given in to the incessant demands, the fatigue, and the curiosity? Yep, I said it: the curiosity.
Have you ever felt curious about your call (your purpose)? I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself asking the question, “Did God really say…?” more than once lately. Fill it in for yourself. Did God really say it was time for me to go back to school? Did God really say to take this job? Did God really say my daughter should be on this team? Did God really say?
Before we run down the rabbit hole of self doubt, I recommend we think about what happened to Eve when she contemplated that question a little too long. She entered into a conversation with the devil, and, ultimately, became expelled form the Garden of Eden with her husband.
Even though I know (all too well) that we don’t live in Eden physically, the Garden of Eden still represents the center of God’s will. There’s peace, protection, and prosperity in His will. Don’t grow weary in well doing. Don’t question your call. It’s not worth it.
I’m here to remind you that God’s plan is the best plan. He knows you inside and out. He knows how much you can handle, and He knows the perfect amount of pressure to use in order to stretch you, too. If you’re lining your life up with His word in the Bible, then you can relax. Your steps are ordered by the Lord, and He’s covering you. In this anxiety ridden society, our daughters, our sisters, our nieces, and our mentees need to know we can be confident in in the calming certainty found in the center of God’s will. Let’s enjoy the freedom from doubt that He offers today as we pray together.
We thank You for Your constant love for us. We can not get over how faithful You are. It is our prayer that You would eradicate all doubt about who we have been called to be and what we’ve been called to do, both now and in the future. Remind us that we are Your sheep, and we know your voice. Remind us that you will perform the word you have given to us and we can enjoy peace, protection, and prosperity in the center of Your will. You are good, good Father, so we thank You for blessing our simple desire to please you at all times. In Jesus’ name, we pray, amen.