Time for a Change
Why being open to the will of God requires you to make the first move
Change is a hard thing. It requires being open to new places, people and situations. It also requires an open mind and an open heart. And for some of us, change is infinitely harder because of the comfort we take in the known rather than the unknown, even if the known is something that is not good for us.
Recently, I started a new job. Not just a new job but a whole new career. Since the pandemic, I had been begging God to change my life, to show me where it is that I could effectuate the most good, and to take me out of the dire circumstances that I was in. After nearly two years of prayer the day came for me to start again.
Being open to the will of God means allowing Him to direct the course of your life without your say
It means giving Him the reigns to place you where you are needed the most. And sometimes it means starting over again with a whole new identity so that God can heal your heart and make you into the disciple that He wants you to be.
Today, if you have been waiting for God to answer a specific prayer of yours, try being open to a new kind of prayer. Not praying for something specifically to happen, but instead asking for your heart to be open to His will. Without an open heart, we can’t receive the blessing. And without the blessing, we cannot bless those around us for whom we were sent.