Do you ever feel like giving up on something you know God wants you to do?
If so, I invite you to check how the level of frustration came into play. Did the project sound like a fantastic idea, so you latched on to it and ran with the project? Good for you.
Or, did you run faster than God wanted you to, leaving God in the dust, following your own path and your own direction?
You see, when God wants us to do something, he want us to work with him — not ahead of him and not behind him.
The proper motivation is to want to do God’s will. This is why Jesus prayed, “Not my will, but yours be done.” This is why the Letter to the Philippians, verse 4:13 states, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Hang tight with our Lord. Don’t get behind him. Don’t get ahead of him. Walk with him and he will strengthen you in all things.
The Rev. Mark Broadhead is Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian Church of Crestview’s pastor.