God first started speaking to me about France decades ago. There probably was more He wanted to share with me about France but honestly, I wasn't asking any questions. I just knew that there was a burning desire to be there and I didn't know why.
So, after decades of knowing that God had some plans for me in France why didn't I go or at least press in to Him to find out why He wanted me there? Honestly, I didn't take the time to plan a trip and I didn't take the time to seek God regarding His plans.
Taking the time to dig deeper is so important if you want to know God's heart about any situation. Too often we seek Him as an afterthought and we miss out on His input on the situation. I don't know about you but I don't want to live my life with God's insight as a last resort. I want His input first in all that I do. It's the only way I can move forward confidently because I know that I am doing His will.
I finally followed His leading and made it to France. Why now? I'm more mature in my walk with Him now and the desire was still there, strong as ever. I knew that it was time. I am still waiting for Him to reveal why I'm here. While here I have noticed that there's something "off" about this place. I don't know what it is but He knows and a fellow Jesus lover reminded me of the spiritual darkness in France and suggested that maybe I'm here to pray for France. France, I pray that your people turn their hearts to God, in Jesus' name. Amen. Stay tuned…
I wanted to let you all know about a really exciting course that I have coming up. If you’ve struggled with knowing what God’s plan is for your life this course is for you. God has a good plan for each of us and He wants to share it with you. Are you ready to know what it is? You can read more about the course here: God’s Plan
Yesterday I started a new chapter of my life. I am 100% my own boss something that was supposed to be a long time ago but fear of letting go delayed my leap. Let me give you a little backstory…
The Lord has been telling me to launch out into the deep and trust Him for a while. Circumstances even lined up to give me the gentle nudge that I needed but lack of trust kept me from embracing the opportunities and I would place myself back in bondage. I did this for nearly 2 yrs. Guess what happened? I was dropped from the cliff and I finally got the message. It was time for me to obey God and do what He called me to do.
I want to encourage you if you find yourself in a position where you do not know what is next for you. Here are some things you can do immediately:
Spend time alone with God and listen for what He speaks to you. It’s a scary place to be when you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you and you have no plan of action. It doesn’t have to be scary though if you have your trust in God. He has a good plan for your life, it’s up to you to find out that plan and then walk in it. Get alone and have a heart to heart with Him, share everything you are feeling and then listen for what He says to you.
Be careful who you share your situation with. This is so important. Not everyone believes God like you do or like you want to believe Him. People (loved ones and friends) can speak words that get you into fear and doubt. Be careful who you share with.
Obey what God says to you. What’s the point in seeking Him for His plan if you have no intention on doing it? Do what He says, His ways are best and His plan is good.
So, with no real plan in hand yet, I know bits and pieces of what I am to do. I am excited to finally be obedient and walk in what God has called me to do. Writing about my journey is part of what He has told me to do. I am 100% dependent on Him, as it should be. I am looking forward to doing His will and will share my journey with you through my blog and Periscope (@rochelleinglis).
If you have something to share about your own faith walk I’d love to hear all about it.