John, Proverbs

The Lord Directs Our Hearts

Our school system is unsure how the Fall school year will look. It may be virtual. It may be in person learning, with masks, and social distancing. It may be a combination. We will find out more this week.

With the uncertainty of how school will look in the Fall, I have seen a wide spectrum of opinions on social media. Some people are advocating for a full return to school. Some people are in favor of all virtual learning. Some people are exploring homeschool co-ops. Some people are sending their kids to private schools. Others might get a private teacher. I have even heard of ‘a gap year’, taking the year off school. And, some people have moved to stay with relatives in other states. Some may even move to other states, so their kids can go back to school.

Suddenly, our lives have completely changed.

When faced with an unpredictable, uncertain situation, what do you do? I used to make a plan and charge full speed ahead. As you can imagine, my results were mixed. Sometimes my results were great. However, more often than not, they were not so great. 

I missed the most important component, God. 

Now, I ask God what he wants me to do. If I have plans, I pray about them. When the Lord directs my steps, the outcome is always the best. There will still be uncertainty, and sometimes issues, yet God gives me the peace and wisdom to keep going.

A man’s heart plans his way,
But the Lord directs his steps.

—Proverbs 16:9 (NKJV)

When I look at the rest of the world, it is so easy to doubt myself. I have to constantly remind myself that I do not receive honor from men. I want to do God’s will.

“I do not receive honor from men.”
—John 5:41 (NKJV)

The world may love me, but if I am not following God, that means nothing. I have to seek the honor that comes from God. 

How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?
—John 5:44 (NKJV)

Whatever option or path we select, I pray that the Lord directs our hearts, as we wait patiently knowing that Christ is within us.

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
—2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NKJV)

Thank you for reading my post today! 

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