Through prayer and discernment I’ve tried to come up with a short hand communication between the Almighty and myself. When trying to do the Lord’s will, I figured there are three primary reasons why one would face challenges while attempting to complete a task you feel the Lord has asked you to do…
- The Lord is testing your faith
- Satan is interfering
- You misinterpreted and the Lord doesn’t want you to do it.
As we near the DVD release of the Nikki & Babs web series, we were starting to put into place a variety of pre-release events to try and build momentum for the DVD. Things were going along smoothly. I’ve always felt, when I get the “wind at your back” feeling, that I must be headed in the right direction. There’s a feeling of direction, of forward movement, of purpose.
I was feeling a sense of traction and momentum about some potential public screenings when everything came to a screeching halt. Circumstances arose that put a wrench into the works and have necessarily precluded us from going forward with any large scale event.
So, trying to read God’s shorthand, I am left to wonder… is this a test? Is this Satan getting in the way? Or does God not want what we had planned to happen?
Or is it something else? Perhaps a fourth option. Free will? God gave us free will and perhaps it is that will that is pulling things apart at this late stage. I’m not sure.
Or a fifth option. Could it be my own failings? Could it be that my intentions are not pure? Am I putting together these public screenings to feed my own ego or try and prop up some internal insecurities? Am I really doing it for me or for God?
Hmmmm. I wonder.
It’s been my experience that when you’ve lost your way it’s because you left the path, not because God left you. So, I’ll continue to pray and listen and hope to get a little guidance on what the Lord wants us to do. Things may all come together as we had hoped. Or they may not and we’ll be onto something else.
Only time will tell whether we’re being tested or simply heading in the wrong direction. Either way, prayer must come first before we can ever attempt to understand God’s shorthand.