Walking in God’s plan for our lives means that we have to trust in His timing. The key word here is “trust”.
Paul wrote it best in 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
The word “walk” in this verse doesn’t mean our physical walk. Paul is not telling us to walk around with physical eyes closed and have faith that we won’t stumble into oncoming traffic. No, our “walk” is our daily manner of living. It is the way we go about our lives. Paul is instructing us to make faith the norm in our lives.
So, to walk by faith and not by sight means that we no longer focus on the things of the world. Our focus is now set on Jesus.
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith,” (Hebrews 12:2).
The people of this world are focused on themselves and their circumstances. They are walking by sight. They don’t know about and don’t have access to the power of God, because they aren’t children of God. The only ability they have is the ability within themselves. So, when they are trying to solve a problem or figure out the next step in their lives, all they have is their own strength and wisdom.
That is why the world goes around stressed out and confused, because there is no true strength or wisdom outside of our Heavenly Father.
However, we are no longer like the people of this world. We, as Christians, have the amazing ability to trust God for everything in our lives.
When it seems like God is taking a long time to come through for us, we don’t need to be like the world. We don’t need to turn to our own power and wisdom in order to try and make something happen for ourselves.
We don’t have to wonder or worry about what God has planned for us or when it’s going to happen. We simply trust that God loves us and that His plans are always good. This is what it means to rest in the finished work of Christ.
If God has spoken to us about the plan for our lives, if He has promised us something, we don’t need to be concerned about when or how it will happen. We just need to have faith like we read about in Romans 4:21, “And being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.”