It’s interesting how something can just hit you, when you’re least expecting it, bringing a whole new perspective. That’s what happened to me today, when God spoke to me unexpectedly through my Sabbath School Lesson.
Studying about the Holy Spirit has been extremely interesting to me so far, revealing new things about this element of the Godhead to me and how it impacts our lives. However, today’s particular lesson spoke to me on another level, as it dwelt on the effect that the Holy Spirit has on our thoughts and actions, giving “evidence of God’s work in us”.
Reading through and taking in what the writer expressed about the Holy Spirit influencing some of the thoughts that we have and the acts of kindness we carry out, brought me back to my purpose and the mission God has set out for me. It helped me to understand the overwhelming tugging on my heart, urging me to go out and make a difference in the world. It allowed me to think about where my sense of good comes from. In a way, it showed me why I view aspects of the world differently to others.
I’ve been asking God to speak to me and show me if I’m following the path He’s set out for me – I want to be sure that I’m doing the right thing and moving in step with Him, as I’ve made too many mistakes simply by being out of step with Him. Getting an answer had been a struggle, but as soon as I studied today’s lesson, the answer was laid out clear to me. A big smile lit up my face as I became exceedingly glad, thankful that God speaks to me in a variety of ways and that He will always give me an answer, even if it takes a little longer than I would like.
There are times when I wrestle with my purpose or find myself doubting the ability to embrace my calling, but I know that it is what God has set out for me and I trust Him. He would never give me more than I can handle and with Him by my side I am more than a conqueror. Now it’s up to me to keep on believing that.