Peace is my Compass!

19 Feb

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I just love it when my life seems to be moving in the direction that I have hoped that it would.   For many years I have been doing things, such as being a wife, a mother, homemaker,  raising children, homeschooling those children, painting, teaching students how to paint, writing, publishing books, involving myself in ministry, blah blah and the list does go on and on.  I felt with all my heart the Lord had spoken in my spirit to do all these things, however many times it seemed I couldn’t  see the fruit of any of it right away!  What did I do then?  Well like most people, I would question the Lord to see if I missed him, and when I was sure I didn’t I continued doing what I felt in my heart I should be doing.  “Just keep on keepin on baby, just keep on keepin on!” 

Eventually I began seeing  some fruit.  My husband and I have built a life of 32 years, My children are growing up to be fine young men who love the Lord, what else could I ask for!   I am hardly a famous artist but I have sold several paintings,  nor am I a famous Author, but I have three books published with many more on the way.  I was in Women’s Ministry for many years and I have seen many of their lives transformed by the power of GOD.   I have not seen all the fruit that I’ve sowed my life into to produce, but I am still  moving in a perfect destined direction laid out for me by Father GOD , so I am convinced I am just getting started and that I will get to see all of it! The Lord tells us that if we leave things behind to follow him and his plan for our lives that we will see great successes in this life and not only in our lives on earth, but our lives to come in Heaven!  That record of course will tell the true story of what we spent our lives on!

Right now, I am sort of racing in different directions  because I’ve been so busy, but the main thing I have to guard against is just getting into doing things, without having a clear direction or goal as to why I am doing them.  Face it we all can busy ourselves, but that doesn’t mean that we are doing what we should be doing in the Lord to get us where we need to be.  More times than not we are busy because we have not mastered the art of saying “NO!”  Although the Lord opens many doors, we have to know that the enemy will shove us through some doors as well if we do not again master the Art of saying “No, I cannot do that or No, I do not believe I am to get involved with that!”  I’ve alway been one that if I took on something, I would beat it absolutely to death before I gave up on it!  The proverbial beat the dead horse syndrome…I had it and honestly may still have traces of it in my system, so I have to be very tuned in to the Lord to make for sure I am hearing him and following his direction. 

Peace is always my compass!  If I feel like I am being driven instead of lead I will not have peace, but instead, I will find myself short-tempered and  very impatient not only with myself but with others.  I have to stop what I am doing and run back into the Lord’s presence and wait until I get clear direction. When  I am in the center of the Lord’s will I  will always have  peace.  However, that is not to say that I may not feel a  little overwhelmed with what I have to do.  I can do nothing without him so when he co-labors with me to accomplish what he desires for me to accomplish, I can do it!  I have been in such a place of peace that even though I had much labor to put in, it never seemed like work or labor at all!  It was just perfect peace and joy to do those things! 

 The Scripture tells us to labor to enter into His rest!  Our labor is not to do everything by the sweat of our brawl, but instead to get into our prayer closets often, alone with him and be still enough, long enough to hear his still small voice direct us.  Stay until you have a clear direction and peace like a rudder to steer your boat in the direction that he is blowing you in!  Let God’s peace that surpasses all understanding be your compass!  It is a wonderful gift to have and if we will let “her( perfect peace) do her perfect work, then you will receive the promise! Bless you, may the GOD of all peace be with you and co-labor with you to receive all of his great promises!

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