I do not force anyone to walk through the doors I lead them to, because I want My children to make their own choices. But the door is there, and if you walk through it, you’ll find a great light, for I am the way, the truth, and the life.1
So don’t be afraid to push the door open and walk in. As you take the first step, I will give you the faith to take another step, even if you can’t see where the path is taking you. If you’re walking down the road that I have for you, there is no higher calling or greater fulfillment.
Since I was a little girl, I have heard that God is omnipresent. I used to have a vague idea of it, like some cosmic energy, but since then, I have had some experiences that have changed that view.
When I was 18 and living in London as a student in the early 1970s, I came to know Jesus in a personal way and our relationship began to develop. I used to go for long walks to parks on my own, and it felt like someone was walking by my side and talking with me as an old friend. Instead of feeling lonely, I felt recharged.
Do you ever wonder if you are doing what God wants you to do? As in, what’s that purpose you were created for? What is it that you’re meant to do that will give your life meaning? I’ve wondered those things, and I still do sometimes. These are the sort of big questions that we don’t always easily find the answers for.
A calendar is often used to help remind you of special events or important appointments, and can even be used as a basic master plan of happenings in your life. There exists a special calendar for you alone, and I’m helping you to fill in the days with plans that are pleasing to Me. As you trust and follow Me, you will see the manifestation of the secret desires of your heart. The calendar of your life is full of unique, memorable, and life-changing events.
Decisions come in all shapes and sizes.
Every day we face decisions about what to eat, whether to exercise, how to use our time, etc. Over the years, these decisions become habits, and we don’t think much about them. If we’ve made good decisions from the start, we don’t usually have to worry about them. When we haven’t made good choices, however, these small decisions can blossom into bad habits that take a long-term toll on our lives and relationship with God and others.
Not long ago, I worked as a receptionist in a museum. Every day, about five minutes before closing time, the sound system would play a slow, romantic song over the museum’s loudspeakers. It was a signal for us employees to gather our things, turn off lights and screens, shut down exhibits, and make our way home. The lyrics were in a foreign language, but there was one English sentence in the chorus: “Let go, let go, it’s time to say goodbye.”
The things we need to know, God tells us, and sometimes the things we want to know, He tells us; but often He throws a veil over the future so that it is known only to Him. In any case, regardless of what we know or don’t know, He’s promised to never leave nor forsake us. “I am with you always,” He says, “even to the end of the age.”1 And He’s given us the torch of His Word to show us where our path is going. We can always throw the light of God’s Word on the path ahead.2