When I first started Lighthouse Network, so many opportunities, directions, and possibilities existed and pursued a lot of them not knowing which ones would pan out as I was trying to get the ministry off the ground financially. Sometimes, I would do so much in a day I really amazed myself. In fact, I would get on a roll for several weeks, I’m on fire. Then a month later, I’d look back and realize some of that activity was wasted as nothing really resulted from some of those startup efforts.
Getting the most out of what we do…being efficient…makes life so much easier. Ideally, if we only knew now how the future would play out, we would know exactly what relationships, activities, and situations, to invest or not invest our time and energy into today.
So the big question is, How do we know the future… the secret to high efficiency….so we won’t waste effort… and we will maximize our God-given potential.
Answer: Spend time with God and ask Him to show You His will. He will give you rest and will restore your sense of direction. As you spend more time with God, His peace will settle over your mind, body and soul…and the path before you will be clearer and open up. When you follow His directions, you will save great amounts of time and energy and ultimately do less but accomplish way more.
Today, spend time with God…rest in His power. Knowing that He knows where He wants me is a great reminder and comfort to me. Take off those conforming lenses of this world, step outside of you, and look at yourself as God sees you. What do you see in you? …what future does He have for you? What fears or concerns get in your way of pursuing His future for you? Weigh that fear against the angst of not pursuing His will for you. This realization really was a major turning point in my life, I think it will affect yours as well.
Dear Father, There are so many paths and detours to navigate through each day that I easily lose my sense of direction. When I lose my sense of direction I begin spinning in circles while my thoughts flit from one thing to the next. I know my time and energy are precious gifts from You; help me use them wisely, my Lord. Draw me closer to You… to know Your view of me, the world, and what You have planned for me, so I can do it well and please You. I pray this in the name of my ultimate model and guide, Jesus Christ; and all God’s children say – AMEN!
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.