I thought about what it was that keeps us from finding what God has planned for us, the path He wants us to take and the blessings he wants to give us. Here are a few that apply to me:
I get distracted by the things around me and the situation itself. I ask for his direction and then look at everything, all the possibilities, and listen to others. All this can be good but it sometimes keeps me from paying attention to God. How often I have worried only to find that God has put the solution right in front of me. I would have found it sooner if I had been looking and listening to Him.
It is not where I expect it to be. There have been times I have almost missed a blessing because it came from a different direction or a different place from where I would expect to find it. Always a better place than I would have put it. Some of the best blessings come from right in front of us.
Sometimes it is because I’m not sure I want to find it. Fear that He will lead me somewhere I don’t want to go. Take me out of my comfort zone. Fear the answer won’t be what I want. Fear that He will actually give me what I ask for. Fear of what it will cost me.
God never hides His answers, His blessings or the path He wants us to follow. They are always there ready and waiting for us. We need to ask, look at Him, look for the unexpected, listen and not be afraid of what we will find.
7. Ask and it will given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. 8. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds and to him who knocks it will be opened.