Adversity, trials and tribulations are unavoidable periods all individuals experience. It is often during the wilderness seasons of distress when we seek to comprehend God’s plan and guidance for our lives.
If you don't know where you are going, my advice to you is simple and that is to boldly ask God for guidance.
Ask God for guidance in every season of your life and about every pressing thought or matter in your life.
Don't allow another day to go by thinking that you've got it all under control without God, because in actuality you don't. We all need God's guidance daily especially if we are serious about completing the great things he's called us to complete.
Trust God's love and power in your life and boldly ask your Heavenly Father for guidance regarding every area and aspect of your life. Ask God for guidance as it relates to your past, regrets, mistakes, failures, setbacks, promotions, decisions...everything.
If you are going through a tough wilderness or valley experience aim to check your emotional distractive thoughts that could potentially derail your faith in God and his guiding power in your life.
As a Believer expect to enjoy the abundant life of Jesus Christ, but don't be naïve in believing that trials will not occur. That is one thing we should all expect, especially when one is truly living as an ambassador for Christ. Although Weapons may be formed against you praise God because they WILL NOT Prosper!
During some of the most challenging moments in life remember that God guides you:
In a career setback
When an unexpected health report is disclosed
In a financial setback
When in-laws, relatives and family members ignore, scowl and exclude you
In the midst of an unexpected pregnancy
During the challenges of conception
Through the loss of a loved one
In revealing toxic relationships, business partnerships and associations
When individuals attempt to bully and intimidate you, only because of their unhealed brokenness, bitterness, jealousy, and insecurities.
When a college professor challenges your Christianity beliefs and values
God guides you when the character of colleagues who’ve clandestinely worked together to disqualify you for a promotion is disclosed.
God guides you when..
When colleagues discount your ideas
When family, friends and loved ones misunderstand you
When you feel lonely (remember you are not alone, God is with you)
After the rejection letter, notice and statement
During the challenges of God-honoring relationships
When you are forced to relocate and start over
When new opportunities and breakthroughs appear
Although adversity shows up, be encouraged that God knows all and He will never leave you nor forsake you. God is guiding you and ordering your steps in the midst of the pressure, pain, heat and discomfort. Be mindful today that God is working everything out for your good, because you love him and have been called according to his purpose.
Even in the most intense seasons of life, God guides us and He is producing something in us that will fulfill his overall purpose in our lives.
God guides You!
An encouraging scripture I would like to leave you with is Isaiah 58:11
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
Peace & God Bless,
Dr. Kennetra Bryant