How to Get God's Leading
"I being in the way, the LORD led me."1
I have read that on one occasion talk show host, Larry King, asked Bill Gates of Microsoft fame what his secret of success was. Gates answered, "I was in the right place at the right time. I caught the vision of where the computer industry was going. And I took action."
This was also true of Abraham's servant when Abraham sent him on a mission to find a wife for his (Abraham's) son, Isaac. The servant committed his task to the Lord, sought His guidance, took action and "got going." As he did his part, God did His and led him to the perfect bride. As the servant put it, "I being in the way, the Lord led me."
Somebody with tongue-in-cheek said, "There are two ways to get to the top of an oak tree. You can sit on an acorn and wait or you can climb to the top of the tree."
God has a plan and purpose for the life of every one of us. It's our responsibility to seek God and discover what that plan is. And then, we can sit on "the acorn" and wait for that purpose to be fulfilled or we can take action and get going. True, there are times when we need to wait on the Lord to discover His purpose, but once we know what it is, it's up to us to take action. As we are in the way, God will lead us too—just as He led Abraham's servant so long ago.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank You for having a plan and purpose for my life. Help me to discover what it is, and take action. May I also be able to say, 'I being in the way, the LORD led me!' Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Abraham's servant (Genesis 24:27).