Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” | Isaiah 30:21
Many in the body of Christ are experiencing a major transition right now. Some sense job changes and relocation, while others are about ready to be launched into ministry. Though the transition is making way for many to enter into their destiny, some are experiencing a fear of the unknown. I believe that the Lord is saying, “Do not fear the future, but lean into Me. I will give you peace in the midst of transition. Now is the time to press into Me like never before. Fast, pray in the Spirit, and stay in the secret place. As you do this, I will instruct you and show you the way.”
There will be no more false starts! There have been times when you have sensed movement forward, only to have things come to a halt. Take heart; things will be different this time. Like Joseph, you have been in a long season of preparation. But assuredly I tell you, there will be no more delays. You are ready now, for you have been prepared by the Lord.
Many will be faced with major, life-altering choices in the upcoming days and weeks ahead. It is vital in this season to press into the Lord and seek His wisdom and council regarding both minor and major decisions. Be sensitive to the Shepherd’s voice. He may direct you in an unexpected direction, but where He leads is always the best, safest place to be.
There is blessing in obedience. I sense the voice of the Father saying, “All that glitters is not gold.” What may appear to look like a great opportunity may not necessarily be the thing that God has for you. Again, it is critical to be Spirit-lead and move only in the direction that He is calling you toward. Even if it doesn’t seem to make sense in the natural, the Lord is putting together puzzle pieces behind the scenes. As you simply obey His leading, one step at a time, the rest of the pieces will fall into place.
Our Heavenly Father has been aligning things on your behalf. I believe that there is a smile across His face and a twinkle in His eye. He is saying now, “This is going to be better than you could ever imagine! Trust in Me.”
Hebrews 11:8 tells a portion of the testimony of Abraham. It reads, “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8; emphasis added). Abraham obeyed the Lord and went to a land that God had showed to him, even though he did not know the whole picture. Likewise, you do not have to have everything figured out. Just move when the Lord says to move, and go when He says to go. Truly, obedience is better than sacrifice (1 Samuel 15:22).
The Lord wants to encourage those in the middle of transition: “Fear not, for I am with you. I am trustworthy and faithful, and I will always be. Now is the time to launch out into the deep. Do not fear, for I am walking with you into the unknown. I have already prepared a place for you; continue to trust in Me, My dear beloved.”
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9).