Are you in God’s plan A or F?

Dr. Grant Mullen Churches and Leadership, I am significant, Live fearlessly, Moods, Relationships, Uncategorized 32 Comments

What do you do when you come to a fork in the road?

You have to make a decision but you don’t know what to do.

You want to be in the centre of God’s will and not make a life changing mistake. You don’t want to look back in a few years and wish you’d picked a different fork.

You’ve sought God and asked him to lower a map of your life down from heaven with the key decisions marked in red. Then you’ve waited and waited……… and waited. Nothing!

The fork in the road

The fork in the road

We’ve all wondered how to find God’s perfect will for our lives. I can remember worrying as a teen that I would miss God’s will and fall into his plan B, C, D or F.

The map never descended. I bet you didn’t get one either.

So how do we know what God wants us to do?

Just click on the video and I’ll tell you how Paul, a New Testament superhero, solved that problem. It’s a formula that still works today.

To live a transformed life we need to understand God’s directions.

Share the transformed life. Send this to your friends so they won’t fall into Plan B.

What do you think?

How do you determine what God’s will is? Let’s share our ideas. Just leave your comments in the box below.

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I’ll talk to you next week,

Grant

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Comments 32

  1. It has been my experience that God speaks to me through his word and then confirms what He said, through other people or in the circumstances of life. When I ask for yet another confirmation He gladly gives another. All I have done to get to this point is humbly say yes to His direction. It hasn’t been easy, but it has been enlightening and rewarding.

    Alcide

  2. Dear Dr. Mullen,
    God has spoken to me about this through His Word, AND, now this morning, through YOU. Thank you for your video-blog. I am moving forward in faith, more clearly now, thanks to the confirmation through you that He will direct me “as I move forward” in faith. He is, after all, big enough to turn me around as long as I’m not stuck in the mud.
    God bless you, and thank you and your wife for continuing this important outreach.
    Sherry
    Jude 24, 25

  3. I really enjoyed this video and was glad to be reminded that we need to keep on moving and trusting God to guide us, even “redirecting” our paths. I think it’s much better to do this than to just sit and perhaps fall into a “sinkhole”. Thanks.

  4. one thought I had when I seen the picture was “I’d dig potatoes with that fork” but seriously so often a fork in the road or an obstacle tends to put things on hold for me. I start to think that I’m on the wrong path and get discouraged instead on continuing on from where God has me now. I have to learn to say yes to his change in direction.

  5. this vidio is fitthi fitting for me. I am in th the process of trying to find direction in my life myself. I trying to figure out what to do with my life. I do the one important thing is i take it to god. We also can’t sit back and be lazy either god helps those who helps them selves.

  6. Hi Grant,

    I have also been looking to see where God wants me, since I have moved back to the church I felt I should be in I have felt much bolder when I pray, and tonight I am going to the church to pray for a country, and on the 26th they are praying for Zimbabwe, also that is the day I meet with the elders for the joining the church.

    So I hope I am on the right road.

    Thank you Grant for your encouraging messages each week it is very uplifting.

    God Bless Gayle

  7. Hey Dr. Mullen
    This is amazing and very much a relief to me! It seems like I am always waiting for “the map” and then when I do move ahead…then I’m afraid I have made the wrong choice!
    This has given me much comfort…to keep going and wherever I end up, what will be will be by His hand, and in the end, it will not be a mistake! I know that God is faithful.
    Great stuff…thank you for the encouragement.
    You have no idea how many life changing decision I have had to make over the last few years and I know there will still be more before this situation is finished in my life.
    Thank you…and God bless you!

  8. Thanks for all the great comments.
    No need to wait for the map. Just get moving and trust your loving Father to nudge you in the right direction. Remember, Moses was a murderer, fugitive and he still ended up in God’s plan A.

  9. Good points! I had never thought about how “lost” Paul might have actually been, definitely encouraging that even he had problems figuring out his direction.

    This is a quote that I heard a few years ago and is always helpful: “It is always easier to steer a ship in motion than one in the docks.”

  10. I found your message to day encouraging as sometimes the path taken does not always turn out the way we pictured it.( I think that might be boring knowing everything in advance) . When things take a different route to my expected picture I tend to converse with God and think positively … GREAT LORD ..we are going on another adventure… I also find myself at times .. questioning God did you really say yes to that route .. but 99% of the time it is the enemy causing me to doubt.. did God really say….
    When making decisions I sometimes write a list / fore/ against or why I think I should do … or not do…. and God usually knocks items off my list. I believe my journey is not meant to be stressfull.. but enjoyable… God doe stretch us so that we grow but staying in touch daily and listening for the quiet voice has been better for me than just checking in for the big ones.

  11. I have always found that God speaks in a still small voice.It is just a positive kind of knowing what the right thing is to do and an inspiration to go in that direction. I am really glad that there is no plan B. When things are not going well that’s when we think we made the wrong choice. I have found that if we keep our eyes on the Lord eventually you will see His hand in what was taking place.He is so faithful!

  12. In my experience God speaks with that still quiet voice or in dreams or pictures.

    I had a sleepless night last night worrying about a decision I made. I couldn’t understand why I was doubting, when I had been so confident that it was the right choice. I was very distressed. Today’s video is reassuring that even if I was wrong making the choice I did, God is still with me. I liked the bit that said God will bring me back on track.

  13. Very good comments! God is constantly giving us course adjustments so we just don’t have to be afraid of missing His goal for us. He’s designed our lives so that we learn from our mistakes and then get back on track. Amazing! How does he keep track of us all.

  14. Dear Dr. Mullen,
    It is so refreshing to know that when you think not that God has a way to send help in times of the cross roads. Recently I was at my c ross road with the figurative fork not knowing what to do to help my family, I even started to question God believe me, then one phone call from a friend brought me out of a state of despair, and got me moving (not from coach to coach) but to church to get into the fellowship of others. Thanks for the encouragements you are giving us and I know you will be blessed immencely
    Hester.

  15. I believe that we will know God’s will when we are walking according to the Spirit, when we are spiritually minded and not carnally minded (Rms 8:5). God has given us a spirit, a soul, and a body. He has given us the power to reason and to make decisions. Proverbs 16:9, tells us that man plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps. If you want more from God, you have to give more to God. It’s called surrender.

    Jim

  16. Great message Dr. Grant! I often think about Abraham’s servant Eliezer, who said to Rebecca’s family, “I being in the way the Lord lead me” It was while he was being obedient following his master’s instructions that the Lord guided him.

    However, just because one knows these truths does not mean we (I) will always know that direction to take. Your advice is helpful. Thanks, Alistair

  17. God always has our best interest at heart even though sometimes it may seem like He may not. It is all about faith and belief and it is so easy to fall into doubt and unbelief when we don’t see the bigger picture. If we pray and seek Him to open a door or close one He will. Only God opens and closes doors. If a door opens, take it. If God wants you to do something, do it because if God wants you to do it, you’ll succeed! Plan A everytime….

  18. Dear Dr Mullen

    I have recently moved into a new house much to the dissapointment of my sons. I prayed about it and there were a few obsticles in the way but God opened the door and we moved in. The enemy tried to close this door and after living in the house i thought maybe i should move back to my previous area. I was terrified of making the wrong decision and confusion and mental anguish drowned Gods voice. I thank God for the body of christ and a dream i had which showed me God wants me to move forward and not back. Thank God there is no plan B, thank you for your encouragement and knowing Paul had similar struggles as we do.

  19. Hi Dr Mullen,

    I love your weekly videos, and this one really resonated with me. I am a firm believer that, like Paul, we need to push on the doors in front of us, giving God a chance to open it or keep it closed! It is easier to redirect a moving ship than one that is in port waiting to ship out. To really know God’s will , we need to live the Christian life as per the Bible, and keep moving ahead.

    god bless you, Pat

  20. How do I determine what God’s will is for my life? Proverbs 16:3 (Amplified) says “Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed.” I commit the decision (the work) to the Lord then I trust that whatever I am lead to do that particular day or in a particular situation, it is of Him. Even when things don’t make sense and especially when they seem to be going the wrong way in our human understanding. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV) “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.” Praising God and believing that what He says is Truth will help you trust Him.

  21. Grant lately I have notbeen able to hear your video links you send me, not sure what’s happening wether the problem is at my end or yours.

    Could you please let me know if anyone else is having the same problem

    Regards Sue

  22. Dr. Mullen,
    This is a new way of thinking for me. I was always taught there is a B or C path but “All things work together for good to them that love God…” Romans 8:28 so I was never afraid to take steps. I just keep knocking on doors until they are all blocked I guess! Even then I look for a window, I’m determined. (not hardheaded or stubborn!) So many good comments, I will ponder them all. Thank you for your mission.

  23. Hi Dr Mullen I went down the wrong road 8yrs ago and have learned some lessons along the way.My goal now is to wait for God to lead me on my journey and just maybe I will get it right.Thanks for the help I received for your e-mails Beulah

  24. Hi Dr Mullen,

    Thank you for the video on hearing God’s voice this is very timely for
    me around my work. So encouraging about hearing God as we move and
    trusting Him to direct us as we go. I find being lead by His peace a real
    key for me.

    Thank you again

    Wendy

  25. HI GRANT..LATELY I HAD BEEN DEALING WITH SO MUCH STUFF THAT I HADN’T EVEN BEEN GIVING THIS MUCH THOUGHT. I DO RECALL WHEN I FIRST BECAME A CHRISTIAN 12 YRS AGO, I WAS TERRIFIED OF MISSING GOD’S WILL FOR MY LIFE. NOW, AFTER MANY BUMPS AND HUMPS ALONG THE WAY, I’VE BEEN DOING LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL, AS YOU MENTIONED IN YOUR VIDEO.I GO WHERE HE SENDS ME AND TRUST HIM TO OPEN DOORS ALONG THE WAY ..GLORY.

  26. Hi Dr. Mullen, I always seem to become afraid so much that I am not in God’s will that I don’t do things that I guess I really should because of getting trapped in say a horrible job situation, etc. This helped me alot because I never thought of it that way. I see now where God will “stop” me if I am off track, somehow and close the door to being where I shouldn’t be. He has even done this over and over before, when I’ve tried to go back over and over somewhere He doesn’t want me to be. I really enjoy your advice and these videos. Thanks for sending them. Nadine.

  27. are the thoughts…….prodding, pushing, screaming, condemning,hurrying,
    probably NOT of God however…………thoughts of HIM, others, giving, service
    probably HIS

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