Path Finding – Part 2

Path Finding: Do the Next Thing Well

God made me for a reason

1 Cor. 12:14, 15, 18   Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.

If you are not playing your part, something in God’s grand history is not getting done

As God has decided about how he will do this, decided to use humans. For He seems to do nothing of Himself which He can possibly delegate to His creatures. He commands us to do slowly and blunderingly what He could do perfectly and in the twinkling of an eye. — C.S. Lewis

God made me for a reason

We are always partners in his plan

*Video of Ps. 38:2

Submit to His Will / Invite Him to Lead 

God usually gives one step at a time

Matthew 6:34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Do the next right thing

Ps. 119:105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path

We start to move with the next thing

Some of the “next things” are in God’s general will

Acts 8:26 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 

Acts 8:27 So he started out, and he met the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under the Kandake, the queen of Ethiopia.

Acts 8:29The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.”

Acts 8:20 Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.

Do the next right thing

Act Like an Ant – do the next right thing

“Do the next right thing,” decreases the risk of feeling overwhelmed while encouraging the individual by shifting the focus to small accomplishments. Henry Cloud

Do the next right thing