The Real Deal

How often we agonize over the question of what God is calling us to do? Conversations are peppered with words like “called” and “led”. More than once I’ve joked that I needed Him to show me a great big sign with flashing lights and a red arrow pointing “this” way.

Truth is I’m not really joking about the sign.  That uncertainty of not knowing God’s will is very real and very frustrating.  We’ve probably all experienced this ….  Praying to be used.  Praying for clarity and discernment.  Praying for a soft, obedient heart.  Maybe like me you’ve seen glimpses of God just around the corner, just ahead of us and just out of reach.

Yesterday was different.

The best way I can describe the feeling is ….. burdened, compelled, convinced.  In my heart there was no question or doubt of what I was being asked / told / led to do.  I was in tears.  It was of moment of emotional heart response with a clear picture of what and how.

I have no explanation other than I was completely in His grip.

For ONCE I can say with certainty that I was called, that He led me, that I heard Him, that I obeyed.  What a beautiful and humbling place to be.  In the hand of the Father, led by the Spirit, loving like Jesus.

That was awesome, God!  Can we do it again?

 

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5 Responses to The Real Deal

  1. Glad to hear it. But always be weary of personal wants and desires. *That’s* what causes us all of our frustration and misery. It may not seem like a big thing, but that little desire to do it again can grow to full blown frustration when things don’t unfold exactly how you want them to. Just remember: there’s no such thing as a miserable or frustrated patient person. 🙂
    Peace & grace,
    ~Miro

    • Elena says:

      You’re right, there’s always the danger of service towards others turning into something ugly and self-serving if we’re not aware of our motives and careful to keep them in check.

      Enjoy your blog very much! Peace and Blessings to you.

  2. Bonnie says:

    Loved reading this, E, actually read it twice – it gave me a very warm feeling inside. Big hugs!! 🙂

  3. jeanette morgan says:

    Its an amazing moment when we encounter it isn’t it? And its only just begun!!! : )

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