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Doing It God's Way

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.  Psalm 32:8 ESV

doing it God's wayAt the moment, doing it God’s way didn’t entice me.

I once cheated myself out of God’s glorious plan for my life when I chose my major in college. I chose medicine because it was cool, and I was smart enough. The only problem was that it wasn’t a part of God’s plan for my life. As it turned out, the major didn’t get accredited at that university, and all my attempts to change to another school were unsuccessful. I had to start all over again after three years and change my major to psychology. I’m a living testimony of making one’s will align with God’s will.

One of the most beautiful things God gave humans is free will. However, as beautiful as this seems, it carries a disadvantage. Without God’s guidance, we are and can do nothing. Trying things our own way might work for a while, but following God’s teachings and instructions always leads to the right path.

God stands ready to instruct and teach us the right way, but we must listen. God will also counsel us. He has His eyes upon us. Therapists or advisors can try, but the Lord’s counsel is the best. No harm can come near us if God’s eye is upon us.

Trying to navigate this world by ourselves comes easy. But we don’t have to do it alone when we have a Father who is willing to help us. One of my favorite names for God is the Ancient of Days. He knows the past and the present. We only visit this world once, so why not cast our burdens on the God who has always been? Letting go of control is difficult, but we must trust God.

God shows us His way through various forms, such as studying His Word, listening to other believers, and obeying the nudges of His Spirit.

What steps can you take that will help you do things God’s way?

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Judith Patrick

Judith Patrick is a psychologist and writer who feels God is calling her into His ministry. She writes blog posts and ghostwrites