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. Allison - February 18, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Dearly beloved in Christ I want to thank God really for leading me to this write up.Recently I felt deeply unfulfilled with my current job and decided to leave to find a way out and do something else in life. Now I’m a Christian and in several occassion had sought the face of God over this matter. But I noticed that I get clear leading on all aspect of life issues except this particular case about job. I recently was in front of my management to inform them an my disengagement plan but surprisingly i went blank. I came out with severe negative feeling about myself, doubting God’s love,favour in my life and deep silence. Going through this write up I confess my sins of doubt and faithlessness towards God. I surrender my future to Christ He has it perfectly in control and with give me the best in His time. God has just broken the silence with this write up.
    Thank you.

  2. Roselyn - November 17, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Good morning. My name is Roselyn from Nigeria. I should be sleeping but… awake searching out comfort or rather meaning to my life. Recently survived the period of the dreadful silence but right now, also seeking the help of the Holy Spirit to make me COMPLETELY TRUST that my obedience to His lead will make the way for me.
    I thank the Lord for leading me to this article and may He strengthen you much more in Christ’s name, amen.

  3. Tiffany - April 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Thank you for this. I stumbled on this article searching for scripture about God’s guidance. As I skimmed through the article writing down the scriptures, when I got to Proverbs 16:9, it was the one I was looking for. Then I read what you wrote and God used it to speak straight to me. It is exactly what I needed to hear and exactly my situation. i went up to the beginning of the article and saw you wrote it for a friend going through a tough time with a job situation. That is me. I lost my job and in the midst of praying, seeking, and searching for the next opportunity. This was EXACTLY what I needed to hear and read. The Lord is so good and His timing is truly perfect.
    Thank you.

  4. LaTonya - September 17, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I appreciate Our Father for speaking through you, as well as your gracious time and energy that you set forth to inspire others. It is true, we must often give ourselves pep talks along our spiritual journeys, and it helps just as much when believers of the holy spirit speaks to others in a variety ways of correspondence.

  5. Wendy - June 30, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    This is such a beautiful and very real article. I thank the Lord for directing me to this webpage and I also thank the writer for your time and commitment in sharing the knowledge God has equipped you with. I certainly shall apply the biblical advice stated. I enjoyed taking notes and will share this with my family and friends.
    It is amazing how our GOD WORKS IN WONDROUS WAYS! 🙂

    • Jasmine - April 5, 2017 at 3:34 am

      Hye, how long did this take you?

  6. Deedee Gonzales - March 13, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you so much gor this veri inspiring message. I am so confused in my decision right now. I know, I have neglected God in my life, i have been very busy with my work, family and taking God for granted. I only talk to him when I needed him, since my childhood my faith was so small. I feel so stressful when there is a problem and get easily upset.

    LNow, I am facing another challenges in my life. Do I need to pursue to college and not to go on our family vacation, or do I need to stay where I am now and continue to be like this for the rest of my life?

    Lord, I am here again, asking your forgiveness, begging you to equip me with your wisdom and guidance. Lord, please send my guardian angel so I have a light to carry my burden and to choose what’s the best thing I can do. Send your Holy Spirit and shower me with your loving heart do I can continue my legacy in this living earth. Whatever your plan to me I will be grateful and thankful for your merciful hands in leading me to your fruitful paradise.

    I ask you, Oh Lord to grace me with your wisdom in order to partake my knowledge share my blessings to everyone who are in need.

    I also ask your holy name for your glory. Amen.

  7. A Boyd - December 9, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    God is so awesome and I’m so grateful for this testimony and word. This article has inspired, encouraged, and given me peace. The steps of a good man are truly ordered by the Lord and I’m ever so thankful for the Holy Spirit leading me here. Everyone please keep your hands to the plow and remember, “There’s a blessing in the pressing!”

  8. Bernie - September 30, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I was doing just this “stressing out over jobs” I had applied to hundreds of places and not heard from any of them. I searched the Net and found this site and read this page and quit worrying about it that morning. That evening I got called for 5 different jobs. After praying on the situation and letting go. I now have two jobs an I am praying all the time thanking the Lord. I am doing very well in both positions.

    Mountain Home Arkansas

  9. Gabi - August 18, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I can’t begin to tell you how much your articles are helping me. Newer levels of trusting the Lord has led me here. Thank you for your obedience.

  10. Elin - April 28, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Hi Thanks for this message. God has been very good in providing me with a 9 months job. But I always worry about the next 9 months as it has been the case for me for a while. Very encouraged by this article and it feels like God speaking to me. God Bless!

  11. Barbara - March 28, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    i stumbled onto this article after coming to the conclusion that god did not want me to work right now. I am a new christian (old in faith- new in obedience) and i have been looking for work, but i have not found a job. God put it on my heart that i need to study and become stronger before i will find the right job, because the world can be very distracting i need to cloth myself in the armor of god first. Then when i am ready god will slowly move me toward what he has in store for me.

  12. Anna - October 15, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Thank you so much for your articles. I started reading your articles about two years ago. Since then God has been speaking to me using His Word and through visions and dreams as per His Word in Joel 2:28 which He spoke to me in August 2011. This is a confirmation of what God spoke to me about during my crying out to Him on 7th July 2013. “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) and “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) on 26th September 2013.

    Thank you very much and may God bless you abundantly.

  13. Gary - January 18, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Lord, I have a job, I am truly blessed in that, but I have been searching for a new one for several years now, one that lets me stay where I live, but many seem to come, and just go away. I pray so hard every single day, but just seem to not get anywhere. Please Lord, can you guide me to that good new job.. I am blessed to have one, I do know that, but the waiting and working in a business with such anger, bad feelings and at times downright lies is really getting too much for me. Please, can I find that good new job soon. I have passed it to you many times, but maybe I am just not reading the signs.. Please help me, please encourage me, please Lord, Please make it soon. I am desperate for your guidance and just to see that I wont have to wait too much longer. Please

  14. Adolph Nyamugama - December 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Thanks for the wonderful article.im about to get into an interview secession and this article gave me all the encouragement I need. Our God is wonderful and he never fails us. He is a God. Of miracle I believe a miracle is going to happen to me today. No man shall shut doors that he has opened .i say thank you Lord for making this interview a success .i declare victory and success in every in this job ,this Job is mine thank you lord.

  15. Mrs.RaveN - September 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Lord, how awesome are you? Too awesome. I was looking for scriptural evidence on how my job crisis is just temporary & I came across this. Confirmation & evidence is what I received. My current job is such a dissatisfaction. I know God is not allowing me to be content & complacent with it because he wants me to pursue something else. My current position restricts me from giving advice to those in need & this bothers my Spirit almost everyday. I am a very personable individual who loves to allow people to share their stories with me, but because of my job I am limited. Don’t misunderstand me, I am restricted somewhat, but I go with what the Spirit tells me to do regardless of what my job says because I have a eternal contract with God, not my job. I would love to say I hate my job, but I cannot & will not because it pays the bills & it came at a time when I truly needed it. The issue is it is draining me mentally, physically, & spiritually which prevents me from developing. I used to set goals & knew what I wanted to do in life, but now I am indecisive, I just don’t know, but at least I can trust that God does. So, in reading this site & responses, I will persistently petition God to show me, guide me, & lead me to my Perfect career within his Perfect will. I will pray without ceasing & I will believe God has already set my life plan in motion.

  16. Lucy - August 29, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Hello Mike,
    Your lessons are really inspiring and is changing me..
    i’m not a reader at all… but wow since i’ve found your website… i cant put your notes down.. i’ve even fallen asleep late at night with them on me – this is Gripping Awesome news!! Thank you!! – Now to my Question.. other and above that the Lord is working with me.. I am still not sure what it means to be Born again..?
    my confustion is, does it mean that you have been baptised in the
    Holy Spitit?? or is it – now that i’ve repented of my sins to Jesus,
    i’ve asked Him to come and live in my heart? and therefore i am Born Again?

    Please could you refer me to the correct place where i can get clarity on this..or please elaborate.

    Thanking you kindly, and God Bless you Always!! –
    “Your reward is going to be WOW!!!

  17. jocqueline - July 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

    My God!! This is my confirmation… I am currently looking for a BETTER job and my husband CHRIS told me this exact thing on Sunday !! I’m so excited because I know God has me….WOW!!!

  18. Teri - June 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Hello again and now its early June, and the blessing keep rolling in. The good Lord blessed me with funds from the sale of my belongings. I had hoped and prayed for a certain amount and Praise Jesus! I got what I prayed for. One of the final puzzles to be recond with is to find a new home which will allow me to keep my dog and cat at a reasonable cost. I lift this up to the Lord to make the way and provide me a place to live and call home. Thank you Jesus for all the blessing you have given me in recent months. This experience has been sooo amazing it’s hard to express the exuberance of joy I feel. Praise God!

  19. Sandy - May 27, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Although things have been tight, I know a huge wave of blessings and good things are coming our way. I cling to God and His promises of prosperity and purpose because He’s faithful. I’m standing my ground with Jesus that we’re making it to that better side.

    God withholds nothing good from His children. He guards the feet of His children; our blood is precious in His sight.

  20. Teri - May 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Another testimonial! It is now the end of May and God is Good! I just recieved word that I have a promotion at the job I transferred to. Yes all it took was for me to believe that God would lay the path and he has. I took the step out on faith to allow change and God has provided for me. No only has he blessed me with a better job but he has also blessed me with a buyer for my home; eventhough, I have been very stressed on the move to a new city he has provided me with help. God is good! Thank you Jesus. All I had to do was believe that he would provide and to trust in him the Almighty.

  21. Kevin - May 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I can’t think of too much positive in my life except my belief in GOD and that I can trust that my life is in this situation because GOD wants it to be and I can trust that GOD will make my life how it is meant to be. Trust is the key word. No matter how bad my life seems to be, I have to trust GOD.

  22. Grace - May 21, 2012 at 7:04 am

    there is time for everything, God is never too early but never too late but he does it on his own aproprate time hence our thoughts are not his thoughts neither our ways his.i have passed through any difficulties of life and i am still doing so which i believe the almighty God who never sleep will judge for me one day being it education, family, marriage or jobs.we only passed through this temptation to be strong in faith and for God to show his power.

  23. Teri - April 25, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Update. God is amazing! Not only did my company approve the transfer I just got an interview for a better position at the site I will be transferring to.
    Amazing how blessed I have become by just believing in Jesus and taking that leap of faith that God will take care of me in this risky move. May Jesus provide for me as I shed my old belongings and walk on an unknown path to where God wants me to be.

  24. Grant - April 18, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Awesome testimonies,
    I swear I would have considered you where all wacko’s if I hadn’t experienced God’s provision myself.
    I am so very blessed with an awesome job, a business which is my own, all the things which I know are the envy of many and my heart goes out to you all in a position of hardship and pain.

    However.
    Just so you hear of God’s incredible divine knowledge of us all, let me clarify my perfect job.
    It is only perfect because it’s where God wants me to be.
    I live in this job seeing God provide for me day by day.
    I wait for my phone to ring and I go and do the job, I watch the moments unfold and God provides.
    So often it feels as if at any moment the phone will stop ringing.

    I get so anxious and afraid when it rings less yet somehow it does and he provides.

    My job is no more than one or two days booked, sometimes it’s one job after another.
    He has us covered and I just wanted to encourage people that he has never failed me despite my huge list of failings.
    He had always been there.
    But my greatest witness is this; the greatest gift from God is not money but the knowledge of trusting in him for providing not just money but everything.
    I am still learning this lesson and I learn it better the quieter my work is and the more afraid I am the closer I cling to him and the more clearly I see his grace.

  25. Ann - April 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Linda, the same thing happened to me. I went back to school later in life and for years and years I was always passed over for jobs. I started looking outside of the area where I live and a part time job is becomming a nice full time one.
    Good luck, Linda

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