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Sam Bennett

Jeremiah 29:11-13-"For I know plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart."


Like many of you, I have had multiple opportunities to play the trust game. This is where a partner stands behind you while you fall into their arms. This game requires trust that your partner will catch you when you fall. This is similar to what God is asking of us. The scriptures tell us that He is always with us. It is up to us to trust that He is there and live accordingly. He will not leave us. We can have confidence knowing that He is always there and has plans for each of our lives.


When you are considering a major life change, the most important action you can take is one that is most often skipped: invite Him to lead you. As you continue to seek Him, He will speak into your heart, and your path will become clearer. If you trust Him, He will come along beside you and guide you throughout your journey. I know it sounds like a nice Sunday school lesson. A little too easy, right? But when you do this and experience His power working in your life, you will never forget it.


I have witnessed many people whose lives have changed dramatically in unexpected ways by turning to Him (including my own). I had someone ask me once, "What if I don't want to go where He's leading me?" There are many who feel the Lord has given them clarity but who are reluctant to walk the path out of fear. They feel there are too many obstacles and they have too many personal limitations to reach the goal. However, the Lord would not give us clarity and fear. When we feel that He has spoken into our hearts, any accompanying fear does not come from Him.


Think about this before you throw in the towel.





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