I have been participating in a women's Bible study at our church where we are going through Priscilla Shirer's study Discerning the Voice of God.
The study has given me much to think about as I seek to listen to God's voice and know His will for my life. One key idea from last week was a reminder that God does not seek to fill our lives with guilt about our decisions.
This week's lessons have focused on the fact that God has a plan for our lives and that our goal should be to seek His plan and not our own. In today's study, Shirer writes, "Don't spend your time wishing you could get out of the season of life you are in; rather, spend your time looking fervently for God's hand in your situation."
This quote really stood out to me as I have been tempted to complain about some of the little situations occurring in my life. It reminds me that I should not complain but rather look for how God wants to use these situations in my life to serve Him in obedience. God works in our lives regardless of how we behave and His plan will always succeed. I can choose to complain and be pulled along kicking and screaming and missing the blessings that He wants to give me, or I can choose to follow and trust Him and willingly go along with His plans and experience the joy that He has waiting for me.