Why God Will Lead You Unwanted Places

Why God Will Lead You Unwanted Places

by Wayne Stiles
 
 
 
God will lead you places you would never choose. Unwanted places.Because the Lord is much greater than you and I can imagine, it makes sense that He wants for us more than we ever dreamed.

Why God Will Lead You Unwanted Places Why God Will Lead You Unwanted Places

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God wants you to trust Him, and you’d like to do so. He wants you to glorify Him, to know Him, and so do you. But really, you often want to trust God only when you understand Him.

Too often, that desire to know the Lord slices His list of attributes in half.

When you and I settle for anything less than all of God, we also settle for less than all we can become.

God Has More for You Than Conversion

We can’t help all this. If we could, we wouldn’t have needed a Savior.

The Lord Jesus has a good deal more for us than conversion. Coming to Christ provides only the beginning of the good work He will do in us—and the good works He has prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).

So the Lord takes us places. Unwanted places.

In these sacred places, He reveals the weakness of our hearts so that we learn not to depend on ourselves. As our weak grip finally gives way, we discover the joy of our weakness is His strength—which carried us all along.

God takes us unwanted places to give us what we could never receive anywhere else—Himself. (Tweet that.)

When Your Weakness is a Blessing

Just as God fashioned the land of Israel to develop the spiritual lives of His people, so He also shapes your circumstances for the same reason.

The God who seemed a sadist in your struggles has loved you in spite of you. Like Jacob, wrestling the Lord by the Jabbok, God allows you:

  1. To struggle against Him
  2. Then to struggle with Him
  3. Then, at last, to struggle for Him

Why? So that as you surrender, you become more like the one who prayed in Gethsemane, “Not my will, but yours be done.”

You become all He created you to be.

Question: What has God taught you by taking you places you never would have chosen?

 

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3 Responses to Why God Will Lead You Unwanted Places

  1. Pingback: Embracing the Unwanted | Cindy Ortiz

  2. speaklife1 says:

    Thanks for this timely message; I am in that unwanted place as we speak and have been since 2009. However, I must say that once I began to see things taking shape, I no longer feel resistant to it because now I want to see God’s plan completed in my life.

    Minister Glenda

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