Following the Right Direction

Sometimes in life we set our self a goal, whether that is to find a job, spouse, or to lose weight. Once you set a goal in life, you usually create a plan of action on that goal. Have you ever made a goal and stuck with it and it did not work out? Maybe you made the wrong choice, or just did not go about it the right way. So many times, in life we are quick to think and make decisions, and not thoroughly think through decisions and plans, along with praying.

God has a plan for every part of your life. How do you know if you are following it the right way? The first part is to have a relationship with Jesus our savior. Having a relationship with Jesus as your savior will enable you to follow through with the plan in store for your life.

There might come a time in your life when you need a job or certain financial needs. You might be going about obtaining that one way, but God might want you to go about it a different way. Sometimes our way might seem like it will work, and we get ourselves stuck in our own pride.  During this time of struggle God will give us clues to what we need to do, but the question is are we going to listen? If we listen there will be great results, if not then we may not achieve anything at all.

Let’s look at an example of someone who listened in the Bible to what the lord instructed him to do, and his needs were met beyond what was originally expected.

John 21:3-11…

“I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.

He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”

“No,” they answered.

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[a] When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.

10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.”

Simon Peter was hoping to catch some fish, he was trying his way and was having no results. As soon as the Lord spoke to him and he followed through his need was met.

This same result can happen to whatever your needs are. You just need to focus in on the Lord in your life, listen, and follow through.




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