Thursday, February 18, 2016

+DEV+ Moving Forward

Date: February 18, 2016 at 1:17 AM
Topic: +DEV+  Moving Forward

Moving Forward

"In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9

Scripture Focus: Proverbs 16:1-9

I love moving forward. You'll read about that. Sometimes it's not easy. You may understand well that the hardest thing in the world often is taking that single step forward. 

But even harder for me is staying right where I am. Though I'm a "forward momentum" kind of person, I've been learning a lot recently about being still and patient, content without moving when everything in me wants to pursue and go. The psalmist's words, "Be still and know that I am God" (46:10) keep coming to mind. 

While we live in a society that now more than ever glorifies immediacy - we want big things and we want them now! - we as believers in Jesus know He may be calling us to be still. When we make plans, we can hold onto them loosely and learn to be faithful with the situations God has us in. We may need to learn the fine art of both moving forward and sitting still at the same time. 

And all the while we rest in the reality that the biggest thing we could ever want - eternal life in Christ - has already been won for us.

Insight: Life is not always about progress. Often it's about your character. What situations do you need to be faithful in this week?

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