March 8th

Welcome to Corinth

Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them. Act 16:6-7

How's your life going? Are you where you planned you would be five years ago? Have you made plans or dreams for your future that just aren't coming about?

Paul had a similar experience at least once as he traveled the world preaching the gospel.

He kept trying to go to Asia, but the Holy Spirit wouldn't let him.

It might be that the roadblocks you are facing right now are from the Holy Spirit. Or they might not be from the Holy Spirit, but how do you know?

Knowing what the Holy Spirit is or isn't doing in your life begins with being submitted to His will. Is Jesus Lord of your life or isn't He? Can He do whatever He desires in you? Can He direct your steps wherever He desires you to go? Will you do whatever He calls you to do? Because if He is not Lord of all, then He is not Lord at all.

If Jesus is not Lord of your life, then perhaps the Holy Spirit is trying to get your attention with the circumstances you face. He has answers for everything you need, but we have to be willing to change. If something isn't working, then we need to do something different, which means change. And the Holy Spirit can help us make those changes.

But what if you have followed the Lord as the true Lord of your life, yet you are still facing a roadblock? If this is you then there are two possibilities. First, Jesus is Lord of your life, but He did not tell you to make the plans you have made. This was Paul's situation. He made plans to go to Asia, but those weren't God's plans, so God changed Paul's plans.

However, if Jesus is Lord of your life and you have followed His leading to where you are, yet you are still facing a roadblock, then stand firm. Keep pressing on. If God has directed you to where you are then He will open the doors and empower you to walk on His path for your life.

Measure your life. Are you where God wants you to be? If no, then submit to the Lord and get there. If yes, then stay there and keep pressing on. No matter what, follow Jesus wherever He leads you to go.

Prayer Lord Jesus,

I want You to fully be Lord of my life! I submit to You and ask that You would speak to me Your plans for my life. Then give me wisdom to follow You and to always be where You want me to be, doing what You want me to do.


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