God Has a Bigger Plan For You
I just want to share this with you today. God has a bigger plan for your life. I know it doesn't always feel like it, but I promise you he does. If you knew me in my past, you would never think I would be the man I am today, and I never could have gotten here if I hadn't given it to God. I used to lean on my own understanding, and it always would lead me down the wrong path. I couldn't see how to trust in something that I couldn't see. This is where faith comes in.
I have been asked, "what does faith look like?" Faith is not knowing what the next step is but trusting that God will present it to you. Faith is trusting that doors will open, doors that you don't even know exist. We all have our doubts, including me. Some nights when I pray, I don't know if I believe, I'm just being real with y'all. When those doubts come in, I just remind myself that when I put my faith in my own understanding, I lose sight of my true path and journey. With God, all my needs are met and my future rests securely in the willingness to follow his greater plan.
There will be storms in your life, maybe you're going through one right now and you can't see how to have faith in the future. I've been there. You've survived everything you've ever been through with a one-hundred percent success rate, and to worry would be to ignore the evidence of God's hand on your experiences. When these battles come up for me, I don't surrender to them. I make them surrender to me because I know that God is on my side. That's the difference now- I no longer have to stay stuck in my problems, I have the faith to move past them.
I know what a breakdown feels like, and I know what a breakthrough feels like. They are two sides of the same coin and you can choose the side you linger on. Let your breakdowns bring you the questions, and let God provide the answers in the breakthrough. Maybe God has a better relationship or friendship waiting for you but before you are open to it, he knows you need to distance yourself from what you have now. Maybe it's a new job opportunity that you don't even know is out there waiting for you, but you wouldn't be open to it until you let go of the job you feel called to leave. God's got you- if you need something to believe in, believe in that.
Don't let imperfect people make you feel imperfect about yourself. It's always the people who are most critical of other people that struggle with that negativity within themselves. Keep your head up and your eyes on God, have faith that you're exactly where you need to be and trust that God will open your mind and heart if you let him.
It all starts with you.