I’ve been a mom’s ministry leader for almost 3 years. I was blessed to take over a successful ministry that I know was God breathed and is God driven. It is definitely bigger than I am, which means I need God to help me make it work. When it came to this ministry, I never asked myself, “will God help me?” I always knew that He would. But, I can’t say the same thing for everything in my life.
Will God Help Me?
It’s relatively easy to trust God will help when you’re running a ministry with a proven track-record of God’s faithfulness, but what about when you’re just living life, day to day? What about the goals you’ve set for yourself, your family, your education, your finances, or your career? Have you found yourself asking, “will God help me” and those areas? I have!
Is it Within His Will?
I think there are times that we are working toward something that will bring God glory and is actually inspired by Him but we allow the enemy to plant those seeds of doubt and it slows us down or stops us altogether. So how do we determine if we’re on the right track and that God is with us or if we’re heading down the wrong path?
First we can pray about it. Let God know that we desire to do His will and that we need some guidance. How does He want us to proceed and use our time and gifts? Sometimes God answers prayer directly through the Holy Spirit and that’s always nice.
But sometimes he answers through discernment. We have to look at what we know about God and His character and what he’s been doing with us in the past and how that relates to the future. God weaves our lives together like a tapestry and he knows what it’s going to look like when it all comes together. Sometimes you have to look backward at those individual strands and see where it makes sense for them to come together. He just might be drawing a map for you.
Questions When Using Discernment
When I start doubting if God is on board and I wonder “will God help me?”, I ask myself these questions:
Is there anything morally wrong with pursuing this goal?
Does it hurt others?
Does it damage my testimony?
Does it bring dishonor?
Is there anything good about this goal?
Does it help others?
Will I use my God-given gifts and experiences while working on it?
Will I be able to share my faith in the process?
Does your my strengthen my testimony?
Next, look at scripture. Scripture states that we exist to bring honor to God:
“…whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31
We are called to love and serve others:
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” –Romans 12:10
We are called to be a living testimony of the God we serve to inspire others to connect with Him:
“In the same way let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
God calls us to be a good steward of the things he has blessed us with, either resources, or gifts, or experiences. In scripture, this is demonstrated through the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25: 14-30).
“For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” – Matthew 25:29
Ask Him to Help You
When you limit yourself, it says you don’t understand what God can and will do.
“…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20
If he’s leading you to it, he’ll see you through it.
“The one who calls you is faithful, and He will do it. – 1 Thessalonians 5:24
So once you determine that the dream of your heart is within God’s will, then guess what!? You’re actually doing HIS work. Your work isn’t YOUR work at all! It’s HIS work. So tell him that you’re ready and ask him to show you how. Step into it courageously and give Him the glory for the accomplishment of it. Remember, impossible is where God begins, so dream big and invite him into it.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3
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