My beloved one, I hear your heart as I ask you to start something new in the midst of what seems to be a challenging time. You are questioning if you heard me correctly and if the timing is correct. You say to yourself, “Why would the Lord ask me to do something now?”
But I, the Lord, say, “You have heard me well. I am doing this now because I am teaching you how to trust me even when things are difficult. Even during these times, as I am also asking you to embark on something new, I am doing so to teach you how to trust in me differently and how to have hope in me as you walk through this time. Will you hope in me, or will you hope in flesh and blood? During this season, I am teaching you new methods to move with me and better ways to flow with me. It is very important that you not only do what I am asking you to do, but that you do it exactly the way that I instruct you. Do not deviate from the plan. By doing this, I am working out in you a greater ability to host my glory. Allowing you to move through these trials is part of that, as I am working out in you a greater weight of my glory. Let this have its perfect work, completing in you the very thing that I began.”
What new venture, relationship, or opportunity is God currently leading you towards? Even if the timing seems difficult, reflect on how He may be using this, embracing this new step in trust rather than doubt.
Then, pray aloud:
God, I choose to trust that You are intentional and purposeful in what you are asking me to start right now. Give me the courage to step forward boldly in faith rather than questioning, murmuring, or complaining. I yield to your instructions. Not my will Lord, but Your will be done.
Next, with the Holy Spirit’s guidance, break down the new endeavour into small, manageable action steps. Before taking each one, pause to seek God’s guidance through prayer. Ask things like: What is the next wise step here?” or “How do I move forward?” Then listen quietly for the Holy Spirit to direct your thoughts.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (TPT)
We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.
James 1:3-5 (NLT)
For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.