Unlike traffic lights and road signs telling drivers when to go, slow down, or come to a full stop, following closely behind God and walking in His will often does not include spelled-out directions, requiring Christians to forge forward with blind faith.
Kytia L’amour encourages viewers as she answers a common question believers ask when waiting on God’s leading starts to feel a little too long.
It is human nature to want to speed up the process of waiting instead of twiddling thumbs and sitting in uncertainty by asking the question “Do I need to meet God halfway?”
According to L’amour, sometimes Christians do need to meet Him in the middle, but not because He cannot accomplish His will without us. “God doesn’t need your help. He needs your obedience, He needs your faith,” L’amour said.
Although big bold letters scraped across the sky with step-by-step instructions for how to live this life is not the norm for those seeking to do God’s will, L’amour emphasizes the importance of faith and obedience for the believer to walk hand in hand with God.
Instead of doing everything in one’s power to get from point A to point B or making dreams and goals reality overnight, “we have to be open and flexible to God’s will being done and to not getting in the way,” L’amour said.
Yes, waiting is hard, full of ups and downs, and frustrating, but the good news is God does not require His children to figure it out on their own. He is ever-present, always leading people toward His best and highest purposes as they surrender control and trust in His process.
“God doesn’t do things to spite us, He does things with us,” L’amour said. David describes this walk with God in a beautiful way in the Psalms:
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…” (Psalm 23:1-4, ESV).
Sometimes wading through the waiting is filled with darkness, making it hard to see even five feet ahead. But that is when Jesus takes His sons and daughters by the hand and says, “Do not fear because the glory coming is worth every ounce of pain and uncertainty you are feeling.”