A prayer for when the road you are on is hard to see

Lead me

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that, if I do this, You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust You always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for You are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.

– Thomas Merton

Three ways to test if God is really telling you to step out in that area…

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If you are wondering if God is really telling you to “do that thing” ask yourself:

Is it Biblical? God would never tell you to do something that is outside of scripture.

Is it Scary? Often God tells you do something outside of your comfort zone in order to grow your faith. And to get you to lean on him for guidance and support.

Is it Satisfying? As we prayerfully step out into what God is leading us to do we will feel a soul satisfaction.

Stepping out into new things can be terrifying. But God is good and as you lean on him he will direct your path.

Remember, God sees you! Even if you step off the path on accident (or on purpose) he will get you back on the right path as you trust in him.

Life is short Go For it with God!