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Seeking God's Direction....

Seeking God’s Direction…

This week is a reminder as we move forward with our plans for our lives, for our businesses, for anything that we do, that God must be first in those plans.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord, and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths.”

Do we seek God’s direction for our lives, for our business? Can we truly prosper without His blessing upon what we want to do?

I see God’s hand working in my life with regard to my real estate business, because one, I wouldn’t even be in real estate if He hadn’t directed me to do so almost 4 years ago; and two, since He was the one who set me on this path, I cannot help but to be blessed.

If you have been trusting in God to guide you as you practice your business and it doesn’t seem like things are working out, just keep this in mind - just because the results aren’t immediate does not mean that it was not God who was in the plans. Remember, Abraham was sent out of his homeland and promised a new place. He walked the land of Canaan during his lifetime, but it was his descendants, the Israelites, who received the promise. Also, God told Abraham that he would have a son in his old age, when his wife, Sarah, had been barren for all those years and were past childbearing age. Twenty-five years passed before Isaac was born.

When new activities are presented to me in my broker’s coaching sessions and even online here in the Rain, I find myself asking, “God, this sounds good, but is this how I should proceed?” before I start doing anything. If He gives me the ok, then I move forward. Then there are times that I have tried different activities, and I say to God, “if it is your will that I be blessed in this, I thank you in advance.” He always proves to me what is of Him and what is of me, but the most important thing for me is that I came to Him first.

When we have God’s direction in our lives, both personal or in business, the outcome is certain, although the road to that outcome may not seem so easy. With His direction in our lives, we cannot help but have good success!

This Week’s Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 (New Living Translation)

 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
 6 Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take.





Inspired by Loreena Yeo's God First weekly posts, I am beginning this New Year with A Needed Word, a weekly message that I hope you will find inspiring, uplifting, and useful both professionally and personally.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsWilliam James Walton Sr. • January 23 2011 06:44PM


William, Proverbs 3:5-6 is my favorite scripture. It's great to see so many Christians speaking out on Active Rain! Thanks for a great post!

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (David Tracy Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thank you William for your wonderful post. I love Proverbs 3:5-6 (actually all of Proverbs as I read a chapter from it daily). To know Christ is to know wisdom. Lord I pray that we all will seek your wisdom and will get understanding, for it is to know Christ, and to avoid folly, along with sin. Lord may we all cherish wisdom, all of the days of our lives.

Posted by Paul Walker, Scott AFB IL Area Realtor (Equity Fifty Five Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago
Proverbs is a wonderful source of inspiration and guidance to me as well William, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Keith Vermilyea (Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.) over 9 years ago

William, God needs to be part of our lives, and since our business is a part of our lives He needs to be a huge part of that as well.  We can't achieve success in our personal lives or business lives without Him in our lives ....... period.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 9 years ago