There will be times when you are met with dead ends, closed doors and walls but you need to remember this simple truth,
God makes a way when there seems to be no way.
Think about the Israelites when they left Egypt. They got to the Red Sea and were resting there when suddenly they saw the Egyptian army marching towards them. In front of them was the Red Sea and behind them were the Egyptians. They were trapped. But God made a way for them through the Red Sea. They experienced breakthrough in the most unexpected way.
You may be in a tough situation and it seems like you are trapped with no way out but I want to remind you that there is a way even if you can’t see one because God is with you. He will make a way for you in the most unexpected way.
Before I move on I do want to make something clear. There are some dead ends and closed doors that are God-ordained and you need to be able to discern them. You need to ask God for wisdom and you need to ask Him if He has closed a particular door but that’s not what I am talking about in this post.
What I want to encourage you with today is that God will open closed doors and dead ends that are stopping you from moving forward in His purpose. He will make a way for you where the enemy has barricaded.
Don’t give up and lose heart when there seems to be now way instead trust God to make a way for you.
Today I want to talk about the plans God has for you. I know you have been told numerous times to pursue what God has for you but today I want to remind you and encourage you of God’s amazing plans for your life. They are pretty awesome and like nothing you could have ever imagine.
In Genesis 15:5, 6 God took Abraham outside and showed him the amazing plans he had for him.
In case you forgot, God is not trying to hide his plans for you from you. He wants you to be fully assured that his plans for your life are real, very real. You are not on this earth to just survive or to get by.
In this life we go through difficult things and at times those things can make us believe we have nothing to get excited about. We go through life thinking we are just a statistic. But it’s not true.
And the amazing thing about God’s plans for us is that it’s a gift.
God hasn’t given you purpose because you are more intelligent than others, or because you went to the right school, you got a degree, or you grew up in the right family etc
He has given you a purpose because of his grace and mercy.
It’s by faith and only faith that you can walk in the amazing purposes he has for you.
Romans 4:16-21 says,
Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that itmight be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed toall his descendants—not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who sharethe faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.
If you are going to walk in all the amazing things God has for you then you will have to do it by faith and faith alone. So trust God today to guide your steps.
“Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do.”
John 6:5-6 NLT
And that is another reason we can put our hope in Jesus.
He wasn’t expecting Philip to figure out the problem on his own. He wanted Philip to look to him and trust He had a plan.
What are you stressing about today?
What problems are you facing that you need to hand over to Jesus?