God graciously continues to teach my proud, stubborn heart how to live in His will. It is not easy, because I often want to kick down the doors which He closes and find a way to make my will His will. God cannot lead me when I’m proud and stubborn, nor can He show me His will. “He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.” (Psalm 25‬:9‬) ‬‬‬

This is a constant battle for me because it is so engrained in me to want my own way and insist upon solving my own problems, that many times I do not honestly seek God’s will. I start my prayer for wisdom and direction with an idea of what I think the answer should be. When God closes the door on my desired result, I look for a way to get through. Inevitably, when I kick down the door which God closes, that room is empty and God’s blessings are sitting down the hall in another room where the door is wide open. What continues to amaze me is that when I back-track and follow His will, I am blessed beyond measure. It is astounding to me that each time I am faced with a choice to seek my own way, I cannot seem to remember this miracle.  

Seeking and following God’s will with a humble spirit should be as important to me as food or water—like it was to Jesus. He said: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.” (John‬ 4‬:34‬) God’s is always with us! Jesus said: “And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” (John‬ 8‬:29)

Doing God’s will can seem crazy at times, but I’m learning that it is the safest and most blessed place to live.

At the beginning of each day, I must humbly find my way back to God’s will—especially if I have spent the day before straying from it! I must spend time in the Word which is a “lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119: 105) I must talk with a listening ear to He Who loves me more than I love myself—I must abandon my own stubborn will and exchange it for His will which is the source of the best blessings and perfect peace. ‬‬‬‬‬‬ 

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