When You Don’t Know What To Do…

Maybe this morning you woke up with more questions than answers. And if you’re honest with yourself, you just don’t know what to do.

The questions are overwhelming. The lack of direction is wearing you out. And you’re finding yourself burdened by it all. You’re at a complete loss because this has never been you. You were the girl who knew her dreams and how she wanted her life to look. You were the girl that everyone looked up to. You were the girl that everyone said had a bright future ahead of her. You were the girl that had complete faith that God would do some BIG things in her life.

And yet, here you are questioning everything. Life has been hard. Your dreams have been shattered. And your life looks so “ordinary” compared to the hopes and dreams you once had.

You just don’t know what to do anymore.

And because you don’t know what to do, you’ve allowed yourself to get comfortable with the way things are. You find yourself second-guessing everything. And you’re deathly afraid of making the wrong decision. I know, I’ve been there too.

But today, I want to speak life into your heart and soul. And I want you to know that God longs to do a new thing in you. Yes, it may look different than what you had envisioned, but that’s ok, we have a God that can be trusted. And yes, it may require us to do some hard things, but that’s ok too, because God will not lead us to a place that He’s not already at.

“We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

Let today be the day that you rededicate your life, your business, your ministry and your work to God. Today:

  • Be open to God’s leading. Be willing to give your plans over to God with open hands and allow Him to take them and do what He knows is best. Even if it means closing doors that you thought were best and opening doors that you never considered or thought you were qualified for. Allow God to give you the right answer and allow Him to show you what’s best. Lean into His wisdom above yours.
  • Check your motives. Why are you asking God for those things? Why do you long to be successful? Why are you asking God to expand your platform? We may think that our motives are pure, but God knows whether they really are or not. Ask God to reveal to you why you are asking for the things that you are praying about. And don’t be afraid to ask Him to make your motives pure, even if it means changing them up or not giving you what you thought was best for you and your family.
  • Commit your actions to the Lord. Commit means to devote, to dedicate, and to pledge to a certain course. If you want to succeed, don’t be afraid to commit everything to God. To give your promise to yourself and to Him that you will follow His course, His pathway even when you don’t understand; even when you don’t have all the answers. Even when it goes against everything you thought was “right.” Why? Because when you commit everything to Him, that’s when you will experience true success.

So today, know that it’s ok not to have all the answers. Don’t feel like you have to be doing something all the time. But instead, be still. Let God lead you. Open yourself up to Him and focus on today. And if you don’t know what to pray, here’s a perfect way to start:

“Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.” ~ Psalm 25:4-5

“Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.” ~ Psalm 86:11

Put your hope in Him. Honor Him. And never stop asking Him to show you the right path; He will be faithful to lead you to what He knows is best.

 

Jen Bennett

Dr. Jen Bennett is the Social Media/Communication Specialist and Project Manager at iBloom. Jen’s passion is helping businesses, ministries and individuals, #BeWorthFollowing. Jen enjoys speaking, training, and writing on all things that inspire and help leaders build a digital footprint and personal brand that is different and that helps them stand out and influence people in a crowded and noisy social media world.

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