Daily Devotion: Divine Direction – By Greg Laurie –
He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. -Ecclesiastes 3:11
Have you ever been determined to do a certain thing, undertake a certain project, marry a certain person, or pursue a certain career, and God redirected you?
There are many ways the Lord leads us. Of course it would be nice if we could wake up every morning with a little heavenly dispatch at our doors, giving us our itineraries for the day: At 10:00 AM, you are supposed to be here. At 11:46 AM, you are supposed to be over there. It would be great if God mapped out our entire day, telling us what our problems would be, what challenges we would face, and what questions we would be asked so we could be prepared.
The Lord has never led me in such a way, however. I have never received a heavenly dispatch, but I have found that divine guidance comes as a result of taking steps of faith.
Sometimes there are ways the Lord will show us that we are out of His will. One of those ways is a lack of peace. The Bible tells us, “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15).
Maybe you can think of certain situations, perhaps a relationship you were getting involved in or a place you were going, and there was a sudden lack of peace-almost like a spiritual agitation deep inside of you. That might have been the Lord saying no.
There may be times when God directs you differently than the way you intended to go. God not only has His will, but He also has His timing for every situation. Therefore, we want to make sure that we are in the will of God and are moving according to the timing of God as well.