God make her do this—make him do that. Since I can’t over-ride a person’s free will, I’ve decided to change my appeal when I pray for others. I pray that God will direct people through a maze of circumstances and situations that will lead to His will.
Oops! Wrong way.
God can arrange incidents, maneuver movements, control conditions, and synchronize episodes that will suggest the right path to take. When He leads it can be in the form of: Open and closed doors, favor, timing, and even dead ends. It’s true the person still has to make the right choice, therefore, my prayers also include: Give them wisdom as to which way is—the right way. In other words, shine a super-natural light that overshadows all the confusion so they can see clearly. Now—it’s on them to make the right choice.
This door must be STUCK!
Throughout the Bible are examples of God engineering circumstances for His purpose. For instance in the book of Ruth, a string of situations led Ruth to Boaz. Let’s not forget how God put Esther in position to free her people. (Esther 5-10) The awful circumstances and situations in Joseph’s life brought him to the palace. (Genesis 41:1-57) Even in our own lives, through the eye of faith, we should stand back and see how the situations we find ourselves in could lead us to where God wants us placed. I’ll give you a perfect example.
I remember when I lost my job because I stood up for what was right. But, because I put my faith in God, He guided my circumstances and gave me a better paying job. Then after a few years, God promoted me again to an even higher paying position. All this started when I made a bloodcurdling-decision to stand-up for God and do what was right.
Caution: Slippery road ahead!
We shouldn’t be alarmed when God guides us through uncertain circumstances and situations. God promised to never leave nor forsake us. Stay true to God, and watch Him work in your circumstances and situations.
“I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently say, “The Lord is my Helper [in time of need], I will not be afraid.
What will man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5b, 6 AMP)
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