Consider this reality: (maybe even say out loud to yourself) “God’s favor can find me.”
Have you ever seen those guys on the beach with the metal detectors? Maybe you have a metal detector. These guys are walking on the beach, wandering back and forth, and they’ve got their headset on listening for beeps. They wander back and forth looking for treasures—treasures that you probably left there the last time you were at the beach. As they’re walking back and forth, they’re thinking, “Where do I go? What’s this beep? Where should I look next?” They’re searching for treasure.
But you don’t have to live like that. God’s favor can find you. You don’t have to wander around as a follower of Christ wondering, “God, do I go this way today? God, do I go that way?” You don’t have to wait for the beep to say, “Oh, well I think I’m getting close.” When you walk in God’s favor, you don’t have to wander back and forth like that. When you walk in God’s favor, He directs you. As you are obedient to Him, you understand more clearly than ever before what he has planned for you.
God’s favor can find you. As a follower of Christ, you don’t have to ask, “God, is it over here today? God, is it over there? Where am I going, and what am I doing?” God’s favor is on you so that you don’t have to wander back and forth to find the treasure. When His favor is on you, you find the treasure because He reveals it to you and His presence is abiding in you in such strength that you know with certainty that God is with you in this place. You know that God’s favor has found you.
If you don’t remember experiencing God’s favor in your life, there are a couple of conclusions that could be true. Either you need to pray more for God’s leading in finding and walking in His favor, or you need to be more aware of how God’s favor is actually operating in your life already. God’s favor is on each of us more than we realize or recognize. We all need to be more aware, but we also need to pray more for God’s favor in our lives.
My prayer is that each of us would say in our hearts, “God’s favor can find me and I want that in my life.”