God Will Guide Your Steps

This article started with a friend of mine was was really stressing out due to the fact that you cannot seem to find a good job right now.  This was my reply to her.

Here a couple of thoughts for you to consider.

As you will see in the Scripture verse I will list below from the prophet Jeremiah – God will now be giving you a brand new future and a brand new hope for your life.

You Are Now Operating On A Different Playing Field!

Now that you have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and have made a complete and full surrender of your entire life over to God the Father – He is now in complete and total charge of your life!

When you make this full surrender with God, it is now His job to take full and complete care of you in every detail of your life – including finding the next new job that He will want you to move into.

There is not an area or detail in your life that God will not be willing to help you out with – no matter how small or trivial you think it may be.

The Holy Spirit is called “the Helper” in the Bible. It is now His job to help you in every single area of your life where you will need His help.

Here is what you will really need to ground on in your own personal walk with the Lord. Now that you are walking in God’s perfect will for your life – God will now be the One to fully guide you into whatever jobs He will want you to have from here on in. The choice is no longer yours!

God now has a perfect divine plan and destiny set up for your life – and He will now be the One to guide you every step of the way into the fulfillment of that divine plan!

What specific jobs you will now be taking will be very important in your own spiritual growth and development with the Lord. The jobs you will now be taking will be building blocks that will lead you into whatever His specific plan and destiny is going to be for your life.

This now takes the burden off you in trying to find the next right job. You obviously will still have to seek after the next job – but God will now be guiding your steps as you continue to seek after this new job, making sure that you always land in the specific jobs that He will want you to have at the exact time He will want you to have them.

You are now operating on a different playing field where the rules have changed a bit for you.

What this means is that if you go on a job interview and do not get the job, this means that God did not want you to have this job in the first place – and He was the One who closed the door on you getting that job so as to make sure that you did not go down a wrong path.

So when you keep getting rejected after several interviews, do not look at these rejections like you are a failure. Look at it that these were jobs that God did not want you to have in the first place, and that He was the One who was running interference so as to make sure that you did not end up taking those wrong jobs.

Remember – God already has your next new job all set up and planned out for you. All you have to do is simply wait for His timing to bring it to you!

I know the waiting can really get to you, but this is how God develops the fruit of patience and faith in your personality. You simply have to have full faith, trust, and belief that God now has your life completely in His hands and that He will now bring you the right job at the right time.

And not only does God have a set plan and a set future for your life – but He also has a set timetable in which all of these plans will manifest in your life.

You simply have to learn how to have patience during these waiting periods.

In the meantime, God will make sure and arrange that you have enough money and support coming in to help keep you afloat until this next job comes through. This is where you have to learn how to have complete faith in the Lord to do all of this for you.

Trust me, both Chris and I have been put through the waiting ringer plenty of times, and God has never failed to keep us afloat and open the door to the next step in our walk with Him when the time was right. You can take that fact to the bank!

The Scripture Verses

I will now give you some of the best verses from Scripture that will show you that it is now God’s job to fully guide you every step of the way as you now embark on this new journey with Him.

Study these verses very carefully! This is where many Christians really miss the boat with God.

Too many Christians are running there own lives and making their own choices instead of turning the reigns of their life over to God the Father for Him to fully handle.

Only God knows what your true potentials are in this life – and He is the only One who can arrange to have those full potentials maximized and realized in this life!

1.  This first verse will specifically tell you that God now has a definite PLAN and FUTURE set up for your life. This is from the prophet Jeremiah and it is a very popular verse.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Notice the words “to give you.” God is going to give you, to bring to you His specific plans and future that He now has in store for your life.

2.  Memorize this next verse. This one liner is extremely powerful.

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord … “(Psalm 37:23)  

Another way to look at this is that a step is one day in your life.

What this means is that God now has each day of your life perfectly planned out for you to the day that you depart from this life. You are now on the yellow brick road with the yellow color now being the light of God Himself.

Your job is to now live each day to its fullest, always trying to do the best at whatever God will be calling you to do for Him on that particular day.

If you can learn how to keep this kind of mindset, you will be less likely to throw pity parties when things do not go the way you think they should.  

3.  Study this next verse very carefully as it really applies to your situation

 “A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9)

What this verse means is that at times you will have to plan things out, try to figure things out, start testing things out.

As you are doing all of this, God will then direct your steps as you are walking them out, and before you know it, you will then end up at the place where God will want you to be at.

This verse perfectly fits into what you are dealing with right now on your job situation. You now have to seek after this next new job, but as you are in the process of seeking after this next new job – God will then make sure that He perfectly guides your steps all the way so that you can then land in the next job that He will want you to have.

You will thus find it as you are seeking after it.

4.  Here is another very powerful verse that will tell us that God will provide us with His divine protection if we are willing to listen to Him and follow His ways.

“But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.” (Proverbs 1:33)

Notice the words “listen to me.” God leads – you follow. If you do, then God will give you safe and secure dwelling in this life and protection from evil things!

This is a very powerful promise for all believers. Many Christians find themselves in one dire circumstance after another as a result of not listening to God and doing what He wants them to be doing with their lives.

5.  The next 5 verses will tell you that God will now be fully guiding your steps in this life.

  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)
  • Thus says the Lord, Your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48:17)
  • “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)
  • “For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.” (Psalm 48:14)
  • The Lord will guide you continually …” (Isaiah 58:11)

Notice the specific words that God will “guide you continually, be our guide even to death, guide you with His eye, leads you by the way you should go, teaches you to profit, instructs you and directs your paths.”

These are extremely powerful words. All of these verses make it very clear that it is God’s job to fully guide and direct your steps in this life. And all of this is given to you free of charge.

This is why you can let go and let God.

This is why the Bible tells us that we can now cast all of our burdens and cares upon the Lord – because it is now His job to take full and complete care of all of us from the moment we fully surrender everything over to Him.

6.  This next verse now goes one step further and specifically tells us that it is not our responsibility to direct our own steps in this life, that this responsibility now belongs to God and God alone!

“O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.” (Jeremiah 10:23)

Put this verse together with all of the other ones listed above – and it becomes quite clear that it is God’s job to direct our steps in this life – not ours!

7.  This next verse is especially for you. Notice the last sentence where it tells you to trust in God, to wait patiently for Him, and that He will bring it to pass!

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass … Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” (Psalm 37:4,7)

Conclusion

I know it can get rather stressful and trying while waiting for God to bring this next job to you – but this is where you really have to give yourself pep talks from time to time when you start to get too down, just like a professional athlete does when he starts to go into a slump.

The professional athlete can either quit, or talk himself back into the game until he gets his swing or shot back.

In this game with God, we have to give ourselves pep talks from time to time, telling ourselves that God has complete control of our entire situation, that the ship is not going to sink, and that our breakthrough will come at the exact time that He has it set up to occur on His timetable.

Until that happens, do what the last verse says to do – “Rest in the Lord.”

Otherwise you will drive yourself crazy with all of the nervous energy that will start to eat at you and rob you of your peace and joy that you now have in the Lord.

When it is all said and done, you will look back on all of this and see that you had wasted a tremendous amount of negative energy, since it will have been shown to you that God finally came through for you.

Trust me – I have seen God come through time and time again without fail. There is a saying that many have heard – “God is never late, but He is never early.”

This means that God will come in with the breakthrough on His time schedule – not ours!

I hope all of the above will help give you some peace of mind. The Bible is truly the infallible Word of our Holy God, and you can totally and completely rely on what all of the above Scripture verses are trying to tell you.

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  1. Susanne - January 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Lily, don’t lose your faith. Hang in there. I have been struggling for a few years without a job–interview upon interview where I have made the final two and yet I lose out, time and time again. I have wondered what does God want? What am I doing wrong? I have held on to my faith by my fingernails it seems in many painful circumstances and have reached breaking point–I feel broken. Yet I was reminded todayby a friend that it is just at this point that God will make you whole. He takes the broken pieces and raises you back up. He has a plan. I am grateful and I am turning myself over completely so that God can work his divine plan for me. Coming across this website tonight was perfect. I am waiting to hear about another interview and well,it is in God’s hands. I have done everything I can – now I have to let go, and let God. I think I finally understand what that sentence means. Thank you for the article. I will be praying for all of you who have commented. Bless you!

  2. Lily - January 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I used to walk by faith when I got saved. Got a good job miraculously and worked for 11 years before the contract ended. I lost the job in December, I experienced a very depressing family issue and many more things followed after. I continued trusting God but people that I trusted in this christian walk started saying that I have been rejected by God. That I had been rejected the word of God hence God had rejected me. This really hurt me because now instead of getting encouragement from these people I was getting really hurt. I slowed down on attending fellowships coz they were hurting more than were encouraging. It has been four years of a long wait. Sometimes I just tell myself to trust God for eternal life for me and my family members only. That is seems as if He is not answering other prayers. Sometimes I feel there is no point of praying if I have prayed and all you get is ridicule and discouragements and negativity from people. I do not know when God will show up. when I will finally say he has answered my cries. when my heart will confidently praise Him again. He has been good to my family. We have not lacked but the ridicule, those who esteemed me highly laugh at me, those I used to counsel not longer want to hear anything from me. It is as if we are measured with what we have. God hear my prayer. Vindicate me and give me the strength to wait on you if you are still tarrying. Amen

  3. Elton - January 11, 2012 at 12:45 am

    God bless you for this article, i am currently trying to get my business up and running but things are not going like i want them but this article was a eye opener that God thoughts and ways are not our ways and thoughts and that a breakthrou is on the way for me i can feel it my spirit, stay blessed in know that this article changes the atmosphere.

  4. Kofi sarpong - January 2, 2012 at 5:35 am

    God bless u for this article.I can sense God talking to me directly.Am in the same situation stephanie finds herself.Sometimes it occurs to me God doesn’t listen to me.Bot your article has made me realise God is preparing something bigger for me.I attended about 13 interviews last year and i couldn’t land any of those jobs.But i know this 2012 year is the year for upliftment,what everi lost in 2011 will be restored in double fold for me.God bless you

  5. Noelle - December 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Well said ! I have been out of work for over 3 years BUT God has made a way for me every day since losing my job. I am thankful I found this. It serves as a reminder to me when I get down at times. God is in control in my life . I think of the verse that says my life doesn’t belong to me I have been brought with a price. God bleed

  6. Yolanda - December 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Praise the lord that all things in time shall work out for the better for the rigtheous has never been forsaken. Faith, trust and patience is all that’s needed and with these scriptures it is gauranteed confirmation. I too have been on a job search for over two years. I had my ups and down about it but learned not to lean to my own understanding and wait on God’s timing. Now that I come across these scriptures it’s like extra ammunition because it’s nothing like wating on the lord for his plan in our lives so thanks sooooo much for sharing….

  7. monika - December 24, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I discovered this website a few years ago while searching for words of inspiration and upliftment and it is the power of the Holy Spirit that takes me to this site, it has gotten me through some serious and difficults patches in my life. I rememember one day I got home and I spent pratically the whole entire day on this site, I feed myself with the word of God.

    One of the article the plant a root in my heart is the one about the Eagle and how it operates, from that day onward, any thing that comes into my life I see myself as an Eagle that soar with higher height because I wait upon the Lord and the Holy Spirit gives me patience. It’s such an awesome site, may the good Lord bless Micheal and his partner for setting up this site.

  8. Susan - December 23, 2011 at 12:11 am

    God has me in His Mighty Hand! Reading this has restored my peace. I was in the greatest turmoil of my life before reading this. All hope gone on several levels and fear of everything else going wrong in the other areas consumed me – tortured me. Thank you so much for what you have put out here – thank you. You know when the Lord speaks to you specifically in Scripture, and verifies it over and over – you have a promise from the Lord about your situation – absolutely you know it! That has been me for the last 10 weeks – until I began to question if I had, indeed, heard from the Lord. Now there is no way I could have gotten what I have gotten on my own – no way. I write the verses on large index cards, and date them. Keep a record. What He has told me is incredible to me. And I know He was telling me to “Rest in Him” – but I could not once I allowed doubt in. Your writing – this text – has literally renewed/saved my faith. I am secure in Christ. Again, bless you. Praise the Lord! Amen.

  9. Jesumene Paul - December 22, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I actually Google “Scriptures on careers” and I came upon this site. I am currently working and feel like I need more out of life then where I am today. I have a talent of writing poems and currently studying to go into HR but I question those things and wonder am I making the right decision. And that’s why I wanted some scriptures to read. Reading the information on this site has helped to put a smile on my face because I did lack the patience and the wisdom to know that he will always take care of me. So instead of me trying to control I need to let go and let him control the wheel and let him lead me to the right destination. Thank you I received more than scriptures today I received the answer to anointing life.

  10. Maletshira - December 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    God has His amazing ways of answering prayers , After seeing this I cried and called unto the Lord and said to the Lord thank YOU for YOU are the Lord who hears and the Lord Who answers prayers , wow We have a mirracle working God who has alwys been there and knows whats best for us all always now I know the reason I was never called for all those interviews its all the will of God , and I shall trust in Him to lead me for as long as I shall live . Amen God bless You all Thank you.

  11. Sena - December 18, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks for the encouraging, yet challenging word! I’m a recent college grad and am having a hard time finding a job. I’ve been looking since the start of my senior year and have yet to get an offer, but I believe that God has a GREAT plan that will be fulfilling and rewarding. I will not lose hope, it’s coming! Thanks for sharing! <3

  12. sophia - December 4, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I have been going through alot of ups and downs in the last four and a half years.But today after i spoke with a friend and i decided to come to these website after i am looking for direction from God.When i read these article i am so blessed and looking forward to a brand new life and ways.
    Thanks alot

  13. Dari - November 26, 2011 at 4:45 am

    hi, i have been a relationship with one man but he is from the other believer though both of us we are Christians but we have to be separated just because my parents did not allow me to develop a relationship with him. So i have to obey my parents and sacrifice my love but this really hurts me. So I trust Our Jesus whatever happen to me for the good cost only. “o lORD I TRUSTED YOU”.

  14. Younica - November 26, 2011 at 4:36 am

    This, article really inspiring me as it tells that we should praise him. as “God is really great”. we should seek him from all our heart and he will listen to us and he will not leave us”
    “God is our shepherd”. Amen

  15. Andrea - November 25, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    This article has inspired me a lot, and reinforced and reassured me of things that I know already. I have been through many trials recently and had even given up hope but God’s love is constant and he constantly raises me up with his mighty arm. Defeat does not come to those who trust in him.

  16. Kim - November 23, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I am truly grateful to God for the job I currently have and by no means taking it for granted. I’ve been in my current field for 18 years and just not feeling the same enjoyment and satisfaction anymore. I am seeking Gods guidance for a new career path. I feel embarrassed to say that I’m not the best at translating scriptures, but reading the scriptures/interpretations above has helped me understand and put all faith, and trust in God and he will direct me to a new career that will be full filling and meaningful.
    To God be the Glory!

  17. Peter - November 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you for this encouraging, scripturally based article. I feel that in difficult times, we may find ourselves falling into fear, anxiety and despair – but these emotions are not what God’s intentions or promises are for us. If we make Him the Lord of our life, He will give us peace and guidance, and most importantly He will open the doors that will enable us to serve and glorify Him.
    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”. John 14:27

  18. Janelle Hunter - November 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I tell you, this is RIGHT on time. I lost my full-time job back in April of this year. God provided me with a part-time job at Bojangles, and along with unemployment, I have been able to provide for myself while living with relatives. I’m at a point now where I’ve had/will have interviews with three different places so far, plus I’m officially a substitute teacher in the city I’m living in. One of the interviews is with a bank. I thought I wanted to do banking (to get different experiences under my belt), but after watching the job duties video, I really don’t feel that I’d be genuine teller, concerned about the financial needs of each customer. I’ve worked in customer service for the past five years-don’t get me wrong, I like working with people, but I don’t really think I want to work for a bank anymore. What I really want to do is work at Macy’s as a beauty consultant (waiting for an interview slot to open) and work as a substitute teacher. Yeah, the banking opportunity pays more, but I feel that if I’m not genuinely happy about doing it, then I’m deceiving myself. I’m gonna go forward with the phone interview and give it my best shot. If it’s meant to work out, it will, and if not, then God knows what’s best, and He understands how I truly feel within. Thanks again 🙂

  19. Santa Chukwu - November 15, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I am presently in the chapel. I came to pray and seek God’s guidance towards my fear. I fail out of medical school and my dad decided to send me abroad for studies. I have been trying to get my invitation letter from Colorado but i have been so afraid if this is gonna work out, so i came to the chapel and decided to browse for advice. Lo, i got this. I am so grateful to God and you because i am no longer afraid. I now belive that His hand is in my life, and i am sharing the testimony to you that He has done it because i know my footsteps are directed by HIM.

  20. E Unity - November 11, 2011 at 6:48 am

    This indeed is encouraging to know, but the problem most a times is the waiting process believe me even when we know Gods is always at work in our life and will bring it to pass.the devil and the situation seems to suggest it won’t .But thank God because he will remain faithful ours is to keep waiting and trusting . in such a time but trust God will perfect his plan as you wait.

  21. Meagan - November 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I just want to say that I am in the midst of figuring out how to balance everything highschool has to throw at you, and I needed words of encouragement. I tried looking up verses and talking to my parents but when I came across this it truly made it clear for me. So I just want to say thank you so much for making this. It truly meant a lot to me and now I am just ready for whatever God has in store for my life! Praise the Lord!! God bless!

  22. Chamu - November 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    God is truly AMAZING! I can only attribute this article to His amazingness. Being online, we can stumble across so much, even that which sounds and appears as truth and yet not. When you come across something like this, you may wonder, is it coincidence? or is it divine power at play. For me its been more than mind blowing as I was reminded just how much God loves us all. My heart overflows with gratitude as I come face to face with the truth of God in such a powerful and timely way for me. But why should I ever be surprised? The world may have a sneaky way of blinding us from seeing the love of God, but I know God loves us all so much. He loves me. He is amazing. To the writer of this article…thank you for your faithfulness and readiness to share Gods truth in such a powerful way. To the readers, I pray that you may be as encouraged as I have been and remember for those us dead to the flesh and alive in the Spirit our challenge is to listen, remember and obey the word of God. To God be the glory!

    • sdp - May 29, 2017 at 3:47 am

      My friend. This is eternally true. If this is a miracle article or coincidence. I totally think our Lord God is so worthy of all praise and gratitude way in advance for all he does for us. I’m too in the shape shifting phase of life and my heart is desiring to do God’s will.
      Can’t wait to see the miracle job he has for me.
      God bless evry1 reading this post.

  23. Enny - November 4, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Amazingly true Go will never leave us, we only have to leave everything to the holy spirit. I am in the same situation where I am looking forward to a new job as my contract has now come to an end. I trust God is with me always as you have said in the text. May God bless the ownderful revelation

    • J. Ash - December 6, 2016 at 10:58 am

      I am who i am today only becuse of my lord he loves me and forgive me and he the peace and joy. Yes we are all wanting sonething good or bad ect.. But after sitting here in my car and ready this today looking at the sky watch the brid listen the wind blowing the leaves filling what Jesus wanted us to feel all along pease…it is and always will be in God’s hands. thank you for showing me the love you have for me no matter what I do or have done u and only u are incontrol of our peace

  24. Ann Gee - October 29, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    This is very well written! I was looking for a job for 2 years and I always said I had 2 years before my financial house of cards would collapse. And, guess what, someone called me today (exactly 2 years to the day) with a great job offer. I do believe that God was sending me not only a job but a great message that God is never early but always on time.

  25. james muzofa - October 26, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Been a christian since 1994, and until recently (1.5 months ago) I had not experienced true piece, and freedom.Not until God led me to your sanctification.Till then lots of deep spiritual scriptures didnt make a lot of sense to me.I later read the Trusting feature, and believe you sister, I have been transformed beyond recognition.God has since annointed me to help hurting souls, and I just took the first opportunity to plunge, with amazing results.My chest is about to explode with pain of gratitude to God, for donating a vessel like you.The question I now ask myself often is, what would my life have ended like, if God had not led me to these revealations?May the Good Lord preserve you, and increase you in every respect.

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