Seeking God’s Direction and Guidance

Good morning another day to tell the LORD thank you. Sometimes you may think that nothing is going right or that nothing is going how it is supposed to be. When this happens you need to trust God? Trust that He will make a way when there is no way. God has a plan for your life! God loves us so much! When we feel like we are given too much to manage remember, God will never give you too much. He will give you just the right amount to evaluate your faith in Him and to assess that you will trust Him no matter the need. Sometimes, it may feel like too much, but God has a plan for you and a plan for your life. The best thing you can do in these times is to pray and ask God how you should use whatever is happening in your life to be filled with His plan for you. So, when it feels like there is no way, always remember there is a time for everyone and there will always be a way that God is using His plan to make you stronger. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

The Bible says God’s plan is call His will. It is God’s will that our purpose on earth is to take up our cross and follow Him and everything that we do should glorify Him. Romans 12:1-2 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God which is your reasonable service. And do not be confirmed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

God’s sovereign will mean that He has controls over everything that happens in the past, present, and future as well as the seen and unseen in this world. However, it is important to know that humankind possess free will with the ability to choose right from wrong. God still permits things that He hates. Peter 3:17-18 says, “For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.”

God’s word brings light to paths that otherwise seem dark. In the Bible you learn how to live wisely in God’s world, which is the first step toward finding your purpose and plan for your life on earth. How can you determine your spiritual gifts and strength God has given you? You can find your purpose in life by reading the Bible and having a personal relationship with the LORD God through fasting and prayer. God’s word in the Bible about His plan and purpose can be rediscovered by restoring fellowship with Him, through faith in Jesus Christ. We should always try to make the choices that we know are right and just even if we think they will result in suffering. God’s plan requires us to do what He tells us and when He says so – without questioning Him or trying to understand everything. No matter how long it takes, we can be sure that it is better for us to accept and trust God’s plan and purpose for our life on earth. God’s hand will guide our steps and provide us with all we need.

Scripture Verses for Meditation

The Scripture verses presented below prove God has a plan and purpose for your life on earth.

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what

is planted; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to keep silence, and a time

to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1-2; 4,7-8) Read more …

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.’” (Matthew 7:21)

“And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther4:14)

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

“The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.” (Psalm 33:11)

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

“Jesus said, ‘The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.’” (John 10:10)

“But seek first the kingdom o God and His righteousness, and all these things (bread, water, clothing, and shelter) shall be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)


Heavenly Father, we thank You for giving us our purpose in life. Help us Lord to “look to You” the author and finisher” of our faith and not to be distracted from the work and purpose You have given us. If we fall Lord, give us the strength to get right back on Your path of righteousness. I want to know God’s purpose for my life and to work daily on it. Lord God, You have taught us that You have a plan for each of us. May Your hand guide our steps and provide us with all we need. Because You are good, You want only the best for us. Good and gracious God, I ask that Your pathway will become manifest in my life forever. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

All Scripture verses taken from the NKJV of the Bible.

By Ms. Anne, Georgetown, GA, and C. Burns, Contributors and NAAV Spiritual Wellness Volunteers, email: Image sent to NAAV by Lola Johnson, NAAV Contributor and Senior Advisor for Caregiver Support.

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