Yesterday was an exhausting day. Both physically and emotionally. I had a lot to do and I had a long meeting where we talked about some big changes at work. Some of these changes are pretty drastic and they are going to have a negative impact on our work. I was very tired and I didn’t know I could get everything done. I got it all done by God’s grace. I was cheered up by God’s grace. I had the strength to go through the day with a positive attitude by God’s grace. I saw the hand of God in action. I went from being confused and disoriented to being comforted and redirected. That is what God does. He redirects us when we are headed in the wrong direction. We might see Him in action at first but He does take care of us and He does watch over us. God watched over me beautifully yesterday. I was ready to throw in the towel and just break down. My mind was full of thoughts and ideas that were not conducive to a productive day. God had a different plan for me. He didn’t let me go too far in the direction of sadness. He saw me. He heard me and He said “time for redirection.” I found His redirection when I remembered that while I was praying in the morning, He said ‘Do not worry.” When I hear that, I often know that something is coming that will make me want to worry. Well, as the day unfolded I saw why He had said that. However, it wasn’t until later in the day that I saw how God redirected me. He reminded me of His early morning words and those words were enough to start the redirection process.
Today I want to remind you that God can redirect you and that He will assist you with that process. His Spirit is there to tell us that everything is going to be just fine. His Spirit can warn us and give us comfort way before the problems arise. I was joyful and at peace when I was praying in the morning. I sensed it was going to be another glorious day with the Lord but He knew what was coming and He warned me and gave me some early morning encouragement. I even shared it with a friend. I told her that I had received a pretty strong message from the Lord about not worrying. It was one thing after another and I felt I had a good reason to worry. There are never good reasons to worry when we have the Lord. We have to remember that. Nothing we worry about is ever worth it. God almighty is with us and He can take care of anything so why worry? It is part of our human nature to worry and it makes us feel better at times as strange as it sounds. Not being worried can seem unnatural but it can be supernatural which should be our new normal when we are in Christ. When those words came back to mind, I saw a smile. I saw the Lord smile in my heart. I sensed peace and the redirection took effect. A friend had emailed me and confirmed that there was absolutely no reason to worry. Her words echoed the Lord’s words and served as confirmation. God can use a few words to put us back on the right track.
God can redirect your life a million times. He can put things back together a million times. With God, you don’t have to think that because He did it once, He won’t do it again. He will do it again. He will do it again and even better. He will bless you and bless you and bless you. He will bless you ten times in an hour if that is needed. He is the God of redirection. The enemy might have sent you in the wrong direction but God will restore your path and make things right. Don’t get discouraged when you are lost and you don’t know what to do. That is how I felt yesterday. I was confused and I had no clue what to do. I am a man of God. I felt like I should know better but these disorienting spells can happen to any of us. I thank God for redirecting my heart and for helping me focus on what truly helped. His words helped. His words gave me a boost and gave me peace. If you are feeling lost and disoriented today, ask God to redirect you. Ask Him to redirect your life. He will make things right. He will bless your path. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 54:4; John 14:26; Hebrews 13:6