He Will Redirect Your Path

So, have confidence in the plans that God knows he has for you. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and he will direct or redirect your path.

Proverbs 16:9
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

This motivational thought is based on the concept of seeking and tracking the plans of God. The Bible tells us that God knows the plans he has for us; plans for his shalom; that is, peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and a future filled with hope. This concept is what we call God-tracking. Remaining in God’s perfect will is paramount to God-tracking. To remain in the will of God we need to acknowledge him in every aspect of our lives. If we do this, he will direct our life’s track, ensuring that we remain within his plans for his shalom. However, as is my experience, sometimes we acknowledge God and then go ahead and make the decision to take on an opportunity only to discover it ends in failure. Does this mean that God has not directed our path?

I was recently presented with a business opportunity. The idea had much potential. Before I began to set it up, I prayed and committed the plan to Jesus. I acknowledge God in this opportunity through prayer and confession, fully intent on seeking his sovereign will in moving forward. I will admit, however, right at the offset, I had a still small voice check in my spirit that it was wrong for me but I progressed, regardless. After only three months, it became evident that I had made the wrong decision. We shut the operation down.

“Lord, why did this venture fail? I acknowledged you from the start. Why did you not direct my path according to your plan?” I grumbled. “But I did direct your path,” came the sense of the Spirit’s answer in an instant. “You made the wrong choice but I have brought you back on track to where I planned for you to be in the first place,” I sensed he was saying.

Your plans may be sure in your eyes but God weighs up your tomorrow. In a man’s heart, he plans his way but the Lord directs his steps. So, have confidence in the plans that God knows he has for you. Trust him without leaning on your own understanding. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and he will direct – or redirect – your path.

God-tracking is trusting God to redirect your way.

IT’S ALL IN THE BIBLE. READ ALL ABOUT IT (Get into the word of God and get the word of God into you!)
Jeremiah 29:11
Proverbs 3:5-6
Proverbs 16:1-2,3,9

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I believe that, in this case, you have redirected my path back to your plan. Thank you, Lord.

“Dear Lord, I’ve made this decision in faith that you would direct its outcome. I acknowledged you in it before I set out on this adventure. Yet, it’s failed. However, because I acknowledged you before making my decision, I trust that this outcome is according to your will. Forgive me if I missed your guidance in the first place. I believe that this result is right and good. Thank you that you were true to your word that if I acknowledge God in all my ways, he will direct my path. Therefore, I believe that, in this case, you have redirected my path back to your plan. Thank you, Lord. Amen.”

If you prayed that prayer today email me dudley@godtracker.co.uk

Dudley Anderson

Originally from South Africa, Dudley Andersen now lives in the UK where he heads up Sure Reality Media and pastors Cornerstone Family Church in Worcestershire. He is married to Karen-Leigh and has two children, Kerryn and Ryan. Dudley has a background in radio and has worked for Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Christian Vision. Since 2005 he has produced diverse content for various Christian stations. He is the author of God-Tracking Through the Year and Overflowing Hope and writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker. Dudley is also a worship leader.

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