What comes to mind when you read this title?
Is it an inner move you are thinking about? Or do you more picture it literally as GOD moving you from one place to another, in terms of moving house or moving job or moving towards or away from a person?
Are we all on the same page that a move always implies a change, be it internal or on the outside?
And that with this move, there are always some side effects involved or side movements, letting go of something old and welcoming or moving towards something or someone new.
Is it not a constant process in our lives, even daily, hourly, by the minute?
Moving towards the new time unit, letting go of what happened before and focusing on what is going on now and where we will go next…?
The more I ponder and meditate upon it, the more it makes me realize how I am totally and absolutely out of any kind, amount or sort of control of my life.
And yet, I am so much more in control of it than any unbeliever will ever be!
Because other than them, I know THE ONE who steers and controls everything.
And the more I am yielded to HIM, the more I myself are in control.
The more I am able and willing to listen to what HE is saying and to where HE wants me to move towards, the more I can focus and center myself and direct my efforts, endeavors and energy towards those things which will prosper me.
There are lots of distractions on my way to my purpose.
Doubts, fears, sin…. being unwilling to listen – or unable… ungodly advice… stumbling blocks, attacks…
Why am I talking about this or why does it even currently cross my mind?
I will tell you, my friend, without telling you too much why that is or how it came to this situation (that will be another topic for another day).
I am at this point, this weekend, in a space of complete uncertainty – you might say I am in the wilderness – or going round the walls of the city of Jericho — once, twice, thrice, and onandonandon…
And I perceive this as a privilege.
Not as a pleasure, to make this perfectly clear!
At this point, nothing is certain.
This is mostly in regards to my career.
I made some choices – choices which I believe are being obedient to what GOD told me to do.
Choices which may seem risky, if not stupid from the outside.
Choices which I would not have made if I had relied on the world, how the world works and operates and according to what I perceive my current value and position in this world is…
Choices which only make sense to HIM.
And only make sense when I have someone on my side, someone who is invincible and someone who wants to give me the victory, a glorious and even scandalous victory – just because HE can.
And I am humbled.
Because I have no idea what’s next and what I will do, have not even an idea what my enemies will do – and I am quite sure that they will have to think about what they will do very carefully.
What I know though is this:
Me, I would not only not have made these most recent moves, that’s not the entire point.
I would not even have come to the point where I could have made them.
When I look at how GOD revealed this career to me and this what I believe is my calling, ever since I got saved almost 5 years ago, and how HE brought me forward, step by step, overcoming one obstacle after the other, slaying one giant after the other for me – it is simply not possible without GOD that.
If it had been for me and for my strength and for the strength of my enemies, I would have been out of this field and most definitely out of this job a long time ago.
And I would have also had quit long ago.
That I am still working there (although it may not be much longer for multiple reasons), is a mere miracle!
What I am trying to say is that GOD moves us through our lives – or the devil, depending on whom we adore.
It is NOT us, NEVER us who move ourselves.
GOD said in John 15:5 …without me, ye can do nothing.
This is so true, friends!
Only do we not realize it so often, or shall I say more often than not, we don’t realize it…
A week from now, my career situation will have changed completely.
And GOD already knows what it will look like. HE knows where HE will take me, even where HE will take me afterwards and after that as well – until HE will call me home, and only HE knows when and how that will happen…
Friends, your life is not your life.
You are not your own.
But the good thing is, you have a choice who you want to belong to – GOD or the devil.
One of them will direct your steps and control your destiny.
One of them will move you – inside and outside.
There is only one decision to make and only one time for this decision:
Let GOD move your heart!
Give your life to JESUS and do so NOW, my friend.
Here is an example of what you can pray in your heart right now, if you want to make JESUS LORD over your life:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge and confess that I have not lived my life for YOU to this day, but have been living for myself and in sin and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need YOU in my life; I want YOU in my life.
I recognize the completed work of YOUR only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST in giving HIS life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart JESUS is LORD and that HE was raised from the dead and ask for YOUR forgiveness, which YOU have made freely available to me through this sacrifice.
Come into my life now, LORD!
Take up residence in my heart and be my KING, my LORD, and my SAVIOUR!
From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow YOU all the days of my life. Those days are in YOUR hands.
I ask this Jesus name.
If you have just prayed this prayer, you are now part of GOD’s kingdom and family and I heartily welcome you, my dear brother or sister!
The next thing to do is get a bible and find a church where you can receive further instructions, so that your new life in THE LORD may prosper and that you will become who HE made you to be.
GOD bless you and if you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch.
I hope and pray that this will inspire, heal, encourage and bless you!
And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life, that HE will shine HIS face upon you, that HE will keep you and bring you peace. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.