Monday, 22 May 2017

When You Worry About Living Out God's Plan

Wouldn’t it be awesome to wake up every (Monday) morning and be assured you’re on the right path towards your (God-given) goals? To know with certainty that you’re headed in the right direction?

Too many times I’ve second-guessed a decision I was confident about.

Lord, What Do You Want Me To Do?


On many occasions, I’ve wondered if I was disrupting God’s plan for me. I so don't want to miss it. Ah, I don't.

I know there are so many different things that happen in this life, from the trivial to the most important, where so many different options of action or inaction are open and they all have their pros and cons.

I also know we can never truly know what's going on in God's mind, but can He not want us to have at least some idea of what He wants us to do so that we can do it?

It's one thing God does that I don't like - He would show you the big picture so you could get excited but he wouldn't show you the bumpy roads. Is it because we would get scared and give up? Or, is it because we have not come into the maturity of that knowledge?

Only God can answer that, I guess . . . 

We like certainty because when we know where we are going we know what is required of us, and if we know what is required of us, we know what we have to do, and if we know what we have to do, we can go about doing it, and if we go about doing what we know we have to do, well, somehow, we’ll be LIVING OUT THE PLAN. Abi?

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See last year, I was keen on getting a job . . . even the desperation intensified as my mum never stopped talking about my joblessness, always banging it in my ears to get a "paying" job.

Coupled with the reality that my voice-over business and other things I did weren't fetching me enough money and getting me out of my room for days, I prayed for a dream job.

And God did it. Hallelujah!

I love my job. I love how the job challenges me to think creatively and write spontaneously - whether I feel like it or not. Lol.

But sometimes the thought of being created for something bigger hits me and I start to wonder whether I am on the right path. I am yet to tell whether this thought is the devil trying to make me feel dissatisfied or God trying to warn me about settling for less.

I want so desperately to follow God’s plan that I’ll pray and pray, but then again, I feel uncertain, not wanting to make a wrong move. I wonder: Maybe this is not what I’m supposed to be doing. Maybe this isn’t part of God’s plan for my life.

The other day as I sat on my desk, I asked myself: IS THIS ALL THERE IS TO LIFE?

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Sometimes we may make what we are sure was a prudent decision, only to find ourselves faced with trials and tribulations as a result. Always remember God is with you and His plan never fails.

Related Post: Lord, Is This Journey Not Getting Too Long?

If you are like me and you are wondering how to figure out what God wants you to do, let's get on our knees and pray that God’s Spirit be ignited in each of us to have the attitude of Christ when it comes to serving.

Oh, wow, serving?

I guess in a way I have answered my own question. What does God want us to do? To serve.

Every single one of us is a unique person, with gifts, abilities and desires that give us the opportunities for creativity. To discover who we are and give us the clue to making decisions about what we do with our lives. I believe if we choose wisely, we will experience the joy of growing ourselves and offering it as a source of strength to others.


The truth is:

You are right where God wants you to be. You are neither behind nor ahead of His plan. Trust that He knows what He is doing.

All you need is to find out the answers to:

What opportunities have been placed on this path for me to develop into the image of Christ? 
What need could I be fulfilling here?
What ideas has God put in my heart that He wants me to share?


I didn't know what to blog about today because I didn't know what God wanted me to blog about after the "Why Do You Study The Bible?" lightbulb. An impression I received very recently as I was stressing over “Lord, so what do you want me to do?” was this: “Amaka, this is a path. Have fun. Explore it.”

Through multiple expressions, God keeps telling me that this period is a season of preparation.

I’m learning that His plan for me is a lot less like a concrete laid out rules and a lot more of a journey of coming to know myself and coming to know Him.

Being on a journey with God is a continuous process of exercising faith, repenting and changing. If I keep returning to God after turning away, if I’m committed to keep learning, keep growing, and be still when I need to, I’m following His plan for me.

As long as we continue with Him on each path, we are following the plan . . .

For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
~ Jeremiah 29:11, NLT

It all comes down to this: You are living out the plan. Maximize this moment. Enjoy it.

Have a super duper week!
Stay inspired. 
Love you. Muwah!


Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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