Finding Direction

As much as I love to write, believe it or not, sometimes it’s hard for me. It’s difficult at times to dig into my soul and bear my heart on paper…who would’ve thought?

There is a lot going on in my life right now. I’m recently engaged and I’m in the middle of planning my wedding, how crazy is that? I’m taking on some new initiatives at work that are intimidating at times and all the while trying to figure out the next stages of my life. I try to keep in mind that not everything can be figured out right away nor should everything be figured out.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matt. 6:33-34

If you are anything like me, these instructions can be hard to grasp. I like to have everything figured out before hand or else I am prone to freak-out in my own head, sometimes experiencing bouts of anxiety or depression…and those are feelings that come from the devil.

It is legitimate to feel lost at times because as humans we can’t see the end from the beginning. We can barely see down the street. But as believers we know that God can see all things and that he holds the ultimate plan for our lives. This is why God wants us to rely on him for direction and not ourselves.

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way.” Psalms. 37:23

Lastly, we must remember to delight ourselves in the Lord day-in and day-out. To delight means to find pleasure. If our steps are established by the Lord when we delight in his way then it is possible that the reason we feel lost or misguided is because we have not been seeking pleasure in the presence of God.

Personally there are things that I know in my life that I could do better. Things that are not pleasing to God, I can stop doing. I can also spend more time finding pleasure in prayer, in worship and in studying God’s word rather than in other things that do not directly involve God.

I can intentionally seek God for answers when I have questions instead of getting frustrated. I believe that when I do these things…my path will become clear.

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:6

So I think that maybe instead of seeking direction when we feel lost we must seek God… and in doing so our Father will provide us with clear direction in every aspect of our life that we need it. I believe this with all of my heart. Amen.

With Love Always,

Tiffany Trawick

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7 thoughts on “Finding Direction

  1. Writing a blog is one of the most vulnerable things I have ever done. But in the process, I do find direction for my spiritual and intellectual walk.

    1. Thanks for the piece Tiffany… Sometimes it’s hard for the older generation to listen to the younger generation. We tell ourselves “They don’t know more than I do, because I’ve been here longer than them. I think it’s important to understand that God will speak to those who listen and give wisdom to those that asked. Wisdom doesn’t just come with age…it comes from God, who gives it liberally, to whomever will receive it… regardless of your age…I learned a long time ago that, I can sometimes learn a lot from a child, or someone who’s younger, if I just listen. Things are always clearer when you stand still, wait on God, and listen. So, thank you Tiffany, for your wisdom and for being the writer that God has blessed you to be. Keep writing!

  2. Tiffany, it is good to be reminded over and over of what we need to do, to live a life that is pleasing to God. Seeking Him first, delighting in Him, and acknowledging Him. Thanks for these important reminders. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

  3. Loved your point about finding pleasure in the presence of God! You mentioned Psalm 37 and it made me also think of verse 4 “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” When God is the delight and desire of our hearts, He gives us more of Himself! A beautiful point!

  4. Such truth! We must seek God and he will provide the direction!

  5. I think that’s a great point about seeking God instead of seeking direction. When we feel lost, what we need is him.

  6. Tiffany’s maxims (put these in a book) “…instead of seeking direction when we feel lost we must seek God…”.

    Love the post! Keep going your light is shining brightly!

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