Ready to follow God? Yes but...
Written by Ian on 01/09/08
Are you ready to follow God wherever He leads?
Then you have a problem. A "yes but" is not a "yes". Actually what you are saying is that some part of you is ready and willing, indeed maybe even yearning to be consecrated in God's service, but another part of you is not so sure.
1. We all need prayer
But do you know that this isn't an unsurmountable problem?
Think about this:
Few people (despite their fine words afterwards) are ready and willing from day one to follow Jesus wherever He leads.
Pray about it. Pray for Gods leading.
2. Trust in God
Trust your heavenly father.
3. You were made for this
Why are you here on earth?
4. OK but I still have doubts
It's the same with wanting to following Jesus.
willing to be made willing
Once you make that choice, God will work in you.
Did you pray about this yet?
Lord, I long to follow you. Please help me to follow you.
I pray that you will sweep away the doubt and uncertainties in my mind so that I can see things clearly.
I pray to be made willing to follow you, wherever you might lead.
I love and trust you Lord. Take me and use me.
You have made a choice. You might feel no different right now, but pray this prayer sincerely each day, and two things will happen. (1) it will become an automatic way of life to you and (2) God will answer, will take you, use you and you will fulfil your God-given potential.
God listens to our prayers, and answers them. However I am convinced that we usually cannot even guess how He will answer them - it is usually in an unexpected way!
In a years time look back and work out what happened because of this. Then tell someone.