“Sometimes God doesn’t change your situation because He’s trying to change your heart.”
I have prayed Proverbs 21:1 often. “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.” It’s one thing to see that happen to others as an answer to prayer, and it’s another thing to witness it in yourself! I have found God to be the heart changer.
Slowly, but surely, God has graced me to say goodbye to our house we’ve loved living in for twenty years and more importantly to those I love in Omaha these past twenty-eight years. My heart is at rest and every now and then there is a surge of excitement rising up within me for the adventure God has called us to in Wichita.
God changed Saul’s heart in preparation to become the first king of Israel. (I Samuel 10:9) I don’t think Saul at first was too keen on the idea because the Word says he was hiding himself by the baggage. (I Samuel 10:22) I can identify with Saul. I wanted to deny what was happening to John at work and to dig my heals into Omaha, never wanting to start over in another city. But then my heart changed, thanks to the Lord, the heart changer.
Now I’m grateful He’s touched my heart and made me to look forward to the move. He helped me let go of my possessions and people and become passionate for what He has next on the horizon. Instead of resisting and being angry, or playing the victim, I’m embracing the change and can’t wait to see what He has up His sleeves for us. God gave me a prophetic word picture of a Christmas tree surrounded with wrapped gifts. I believe He has gifts in Wichita, waiting for us to unwrap.
I wonder if God is filling my life with good things to come with the move to Wichita and that in the change I’ll stay young and strong like an eagle, (Psalm 103:5). Staying in my comfort zone and becoming complacent is not for my good. I know that when He causes me to face my fears with my hand firmly clasped in His, I will grow closer to Him. That is always a win-win.
“If God changes your heart, be willing to change your plans.”
Describe a time when God changed your heart.