You're not behind on your purpose.
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way."
- Psalm 37:23 (New King James Version)
Have you ever felt like you're playing catch up on your purpose? Like you're finally doing what God has been nudging you to do for years but now, since you spent so many years NOT doing the thing, you feel pressed or like you're behind? One of my clients (shoutout to Dr. Leslie Nwoke, get to know her!) recently asked me about how I avoid those feelings and my immediate response was:
I still have those feelings OFTEN 🥴 but,
Execution gives me the most peace.
And as we unpacked how executing consistently on whatever God has set before us to do brings peace, she shared how it resonated with her recent studies in Psalm 37:23. Looking into the original meaning of the text, she found that it could be translated to mean something like "the actions of a warrior of the Lord will be (secured, stabilized, fixed upright) as he is going." In essence, we receive peace in executing on our purpose because God is literally right there, securing, stabilizing & fixing us AS we execute.
Isn't that good!?
That's why we don't have to worry about "catching up". God knows the days and the hours when your various purpose missions need to be fulfilled. Now that you're back on track, let Him watch the clock! Trusting that He will redeem the time (Joel 2:25). And the way He'll do it is through ordering your steps as you execute. You may think your tiny steps of obedience are taking forever to get you there, but in the spirit, God is magnifying them more than you can see.
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Zechariah 4:6 → Your execution isn't about a dependence on your effort to make any of this happen, but about making consistent, obedient strides in the direction He's leading you in. Then, before you know it, you'll be there not really by your own might or power but by His spirit.
This sermon from Pastor Mike Todd, is SO good if you're needing some fuel for staying in stride with God in the season you're in.
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