Take His Hand
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
It’s not always easy to take the next step of faith when you can’t see exactly where that next step leads. Today, I want to encourage you to take God’s hand and let Him lead you.
The Lord had put a desire on my heart to go into the medical field. I had been looking into different medical jobs for months, and was going to start trying to get into nursing school when I graduated with my bachelor’s in Graphic Design. A lot of factors went into a major decision that I made last week. Last week, I withdrew from college. That might sound crazy, especially since I was so close to finishing.
You see, several weeks before that decision, I received a scholarship for military spouses that would completely pay for an online medical assisting program that is also a self-paced program. I start the classes this week, and I can’t tell you how excited I am. I’m not sure yet if the Lord will have me fall in love with being a medical assistant or if He will lead me to continue on to nursing school to achieve my ultimate goal of being a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) nurse. Right now, I’m taking things one step at a time. It has been hard for me, though, because I like knowing what’s going to happen next. I like to know what’s coming, as well as what my next move will be. However, God doesn't always work like that. He wants us to trust Him and His plan for our lives.
Satan will try to discourage you when you take a step of faith towards God's God for you. All week he’s been whispering to me that I’m a failure for not finishing my undergrad. He will take my excitement about this new opportunity and crush it. He has tried to discourage me about the possible lack of job opportunities, or that fact that I might be looked down upon in the medical field because I would only be “just” a medical assistant.
I’ve had to keep reminding myself that God has brought me this far, and He will not let me down now. I will not let go of God’s hand, and He will not let go of my hand.
“You may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen, but you can be certain that God is not making any mistakes.”
I don’t know what your fears about the future may be, or if you’re a bit nervous because you don’t really understand where God is leading you. Or maybe, you never thought your life would turn out the way it has.
Claim these beautiful verses from Isaiah 54:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts,” (Isaiah 54:8-9).
God never forces anyone to do anything. He does not force anyone to accept Him as Savior, but we know He desires for all humans to do so. He does not force His children to do anything, but His desire is for all of us to do. The beautiful thing is that His plan for each of us is different. No two plans are alike.
Ladies, I can guarantee that God will guide you through each step of His incredible plan for you. So, take His hand and trust Him.
“A woman who walks with God will always reach her destination.”
Written by Leah Hill