Friday, May 20, 2011

Struggling With a Call

So many of us find ourselves struggling as we seek to follow GOD's will for our lives. HE lays the plan before us, gives us guidance, and clear direction, yet when the enemy tosses obstacles in our paths we stumble and act clueless. It seems so silly when we remember "the battle belongs to the LORD." With all the head and heart knowledge I still stumble and fall.

GOD has given me clear direction on a project and daily I find every excuse not to work on it. The difficulties and distractions come from every direction. I share this with you because I am confident I am not the only one struggling. Let us join together in prayer for one another. Let us remember where HE leads HE will supply all we need and if we face a fire, HE will go with us through it.

"1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
      O Israel, the one who formed you says,
   “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
      I have called you by name; you are mine.
 2 When you go through deep waters,
      I will be with you.
   When you go through rivers of difficulty,
      you will not drown.
   When you walk through the fire of oppression,
      you will not be burned up;
      the flames will not consume you.
 3 For I am the Lord, your God,
      the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
   I gave Egypt as a ransom for your freedom;
      I gave Ethiopia[a] and Seba in your place."

Isaiah 43:1-3 NLT

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,



Cherie Hill said...

Oh boy sister, I can TOTALLY relate to this right now . . . I pray that we will live surrendered lives, trusting God to empower us to do what He has called us to do!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Praying for you, Andrea! I'm adding an Amen to Cherie's comment.

Blessings and hugs,

Andrea said...

Yes, I am struggling with finding and fulfilling God's call! Thank you for the post and prayer!

Many, many blessings,


Goose Hill Farm said...

Praying with you, my precious friend!

See you tomorrow!


Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I can so relate. I think we all have those distractions that come from every direction. So grateful HE is right there with us every stop of the way.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I know I am struggling. Thank you for the prayers. ((HUGS))

Nancy said...

I know God will give you the grace to do what He calls you to do. We do all struggle with the distractions.

I love Isaiah 43. That is the scripture God gave me when I had an illness last winter. It helped so much.


No, Andrea, you are not the only one struggling. Victory is certain, however, because God is faithful. We are endure and are encouraged by His words.

Our faith may fail, His never wanes- That's who He is, He cannot change! - 2 Timothy 2:3

He loved us first, and will remain faithful to us to the end.

Divine Mrs D said...

Amen to that. Thinking of you, Sunshine!! :)

Renee said...

I, too, relate to your words here...your struggles....Lifting you up in prayer as you walk the path of His plan for your life..God bless.

from my front porch... said...

Thank you so much for this. I really needed this today!
I don't always comment...but, I do come by!(my sweet mom too, of course!
xo, misha

lyzzydee said...

I know where you are coming from, I am finding things a struggle with things going on and keeping things on track.

quietspirit said...

I, too, am in this situation.

Dear God;
Please wrap your arms of love around Andrea and all who fall victim to this procrastination. Show us what we have to do and give us the strength and courage to follow You in whatever way You lead. I ask this out of Your marvelous grace and love for those who serve You. In Jesus' name I ask. AMEN

Trisha said...

Amen, and amen. Just let God lead, and you follow. Blessings.

Marydon said...

Oh my golly! I haven't been able to get you off my mind & tongue all week ... will talk to you this weekend, sweet Andrea. You know I am here for you.

Hugs & love,

Rita said...

We ALL struggle with things from time to time. It is so easy to pick up those struggles and walk off, but if we let Him take them, the journey is so much better. Praying for you as you move on where you need to be.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Amen! What a wonderful promise that He is here no matter what our circumstances. Thank you.

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Andrea!

I continue to pray for you, dear friend, and I was thanking God this week for your talent. You are such a good writer and inspire me so much with your expression. I'm grateful for your every prayer for us, too. You are a powerful woman of God and have so much to teach.

Beth E. said...

You are right, are not alone in this struggle!

Thank you so much for your words and HIS WORD. What an encouragement you are!

Love you...

Denise said...

Praying for you dear friend, love you.

Marydon said...

I am here for you, sweet Andrea.
All my love & hugs,