Normal and routine. Two words we are so comfortable with, we cuddle up with them every day. As long as things are regular and predictable and our routine isn’t disrupted, we are GOOD TO GO! But what happens when God interrupts our normal routine and sends us off in a direction we weren’t expecting? Do we embrace it, or do we give in to stress, anxiety, fear, and worry?
In our new book, sheWorks4Him: Embrace your calling as a Christian Woman at Work, Shae Bynes wrote a chapter titled “Walking by Faith in my Business.” In it, Shae recounts a time when God intercepted her daily routine with a Godcidence – a coincidence orchestrated by His mighty hand – in the form of another woman of faith. These two women ended up walking together on a journey neither had expected, a journey that flipped Shae’s life right-side-up and led to her Biznistry, Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur.
If Shae had resisted God’s move to disrupt her normal routine, thousands of Christian Business people wouldn’t be Kingdom Driven Entrepreneurs today. So, what about you? Is your normal routine so comfortable that you don’t have room in there for God to interrupt and send you in a new direction? Are you so set in your ways that you are resistant to any change?
Following Jesus is about anything BUT normal and anything BUT routine. Being led by the Spirit of God in your life is an adventure – one that will take all kinds of unexpected twists and turns. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Note that the psalm doesn’t say, “your word is a floodlight onto my future.” God’s will is going to take you in directions you never anticipated, so don’t get too caught up in your 100-yard plans; pay attention to what God is illuminating in the one yard in front of you!
If you find yourself prioritizing a normal routine or if you are unsure how to know God’s calling and will for you TODAY, ask the Holy Spirit for a fresh wind in your life. Ask Him for an adventure that requires walking by faith, not by sight, in your business, work, or family life. And remember, even when the future seems obscured or unsure, the promises of God never fail, and his word will show you where to step next.
Courtesy of Jim Brangenberg