by Taylor Fleischman
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
– Jeremiah 29:13
Seek me with all your heart. I know this is easier said than done. While I was a senior in college I started applying to jobs and felt completely defeated when I did not hear back from companies.
As I continued to apply and started to get interviews, I continuously felt that I was not good enough, that the hard work I put in throughout college didn’t measure up to the other candidates. I was in a slump. I began to question God. Why wasn’t God providing for me?
I allowed the devil to fill my thoughts with negativity and doubt. It took me a while to realize I wasn’t bringing God along with me in the journey. I was allowing the hype and distractions of job hunting to consume me. I wasn’t spending time in prayer asking God to guide me to the job that God had planned for me. I began to pray and trust that God would bring the right job along in God’s timing. It wasn’t easy and there were many tears, but after persevering through more rejections, I eventually got the job offer I was expecting God to provide for me.
Sometimes in life we feel that we are seeking God and not getting answers. In those times we must be relentless, pursing God’s heart more and more. Seeking God’s face and trusting that God’s plan is so much greater than we could ever imagine. God is preparing us for what’s next whether we see it or not. Isn’t that so cool? God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want because God is preparing us for something so much greater! God loves us that much!
So, as we seek God, seek with everything you have. Seek God expecting that God will move in mighty ways and work miracles in your life. Trust God’s plan and know that God’s love for you is unconditional.
1.) What are some ways to cancel out distractions and focus on spending more time with Jesus?
2.) What does it mean to seek God with my whole heart? How do I do that?
3.) How do I stay continuously expectant for God to move in my life?