The Lord had given me a lesson to teach entitled, Redirected and Repositioned. I felt it was a timely message to communicate to others during this hard season. However, little did I know at the time, it was a lesson God was using to prepare my heart, for what was ahead.
Several weeks ago, God impressed upon me to read the book of Ruth. While gleaning from the journey of a young widow, two words quickly emerged—Redirected & Repositioned.
Ruth had been redirected in her journey and was later repositioned to a new place and a new job. Yet, how she handled such a period was both encouraging and notable. As stated previously, I felt it was a timely message to teach others. Yet it would be a lesson that would impact me personally, as my very own journey would soon be altered, just days after imparting the lesson.
I have had the privilege of serving in a wonderful ministry setting. Yet due to changes deriving from the present crises, my life is now being redirected and repositioned. However, the way I am choosing to handle this assigned season, reflects the Holy Spirit’s work in my heart from studying the excursion of Ruth.
Ruth handled her journey in a way most amazing. She embraced the journey ahead, even though she was grieving the loss of her husband. She chose to move forward toward a new future, leaving all she had ever known behind. Lastly, she made a decision to follow God, while determining to make the best of the new journey entrusted to her. God’s hand was on her life, leading her, protecting her, providing for her while blessing her immensely.
My new journey……
How am I viewing this change in my life? Through the lens of God. It is a new journey, now entrusted to me, appointed by God Himself.
How does knowing this truth help? It is life changing. I am God’s child; therefore, I am His responsibility. It is His call, what He chooses to do with my life. It is His purpose that is now unfolding. It is His plan, that will be carried out. And It will all be for His glory and His alone.
Did fear come calling? Of course. But God answered the call.
‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10)
Did questions arise of what to do next? Yes. But God moved my heart to be still, to be quiet and to seek Him in prayer.
Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)
Did doubts spring forth? Oh yeah, that is the enemy’s biggest scheme. But I quickly began to speak the truth of God’s word to my soul. I replaced lies with truth.
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence. (Psalm 42:5)
What am I to do? I am simply to surrender, take hold of His hand, to be obedient to what He calls me to do, and to follow, where He beckons me to go, while trusting Him with all my heart.
God promises to direct my path (Psalm 32:8). He promises to never leave nor forsake me (Hebrews 13:5). God promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him (Rom. 8:28).
I have two choices. I can either worry, or I can move forward to my new appointed journey trusting my Savior, every step of the way. I choose the latter. For not only do I serve a powerful God, I serve a faithful One as well.
Onward I will go–Wherever He may lead–Trusting in my Savior–For every step indeed.