WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
So instead, they went on through Mysia to the seaport of Troas.
Acts 16:8 (CSB)
ROADBLOCKS AND DETOURS: I’M NOT IN THE RIGHT PLACE
Marvin Williams wrote: On Friday, my day of rest as a pastor, the Holy Spirit prompted me to call a young single mother in our faith community to see if her car had been repaired. I had some reservations about making the call, but I obeyed. Little did I know that my obedience would help save her life. She said later: “Friday at work I was planning on taking my life; but in a time of need, I believe God was there for me. He had Pastor Williams call me, and just by listening to his voice, I knew that God loved me.”
Just like Pastor Williams obeyed God’s plan, the Apostle Paul obeyed God’s plans instead of his own. The apostle Paul may have had reservations when the Holy Spirit prompted him and his team not to go into the provinces of Asia. God closed a door before He revealed where Paul was to go next. Then God told him to go to Mysia. As a result of their obedience, Paul and his team were instrumental in giving birth to a new faith community in Philippi (Acts 16:11-15).
Mike shared, What do I do when I’m not in the right place? I surrender my plans. When was the last time God closed a door in your life? When have you had plans that you allowed God to change?
Praise God for the closed doors that have protected you from mistakes and led you into His best. Ask God to show you any areas where He wants to move you.