Another manifestation of God’s voice is by ordering your steps, directing your steps, framing your steps, and re-aligning where you are going. You may not know where you are going, you may not know what is happening but God begins to set things in motion, to position you for the things that he wants done. Do you realise that many times you are waiting for God to speak and God is saying “Don’t worry I am just directing your course, I am directing the way that you go, I am directing the things that happen to you, I am directing the way you walk.” Now when you and others look back later on and you are surprised by the brilliance of His strategy. And people say this guy is a strategist and you say aha I wish you knew that I didn’t know what was happening. You look back at your life, the steps that God has led you, the things that have happened and they all make perfect sense and somebody will say how did you get that far, how did you get that business, how did you strategise or how did you meet this person but it was God who was ordering your steps. It was God who was speaking to you by ordering you steps.
That word to order your steps means to design the way you walk, it means to frame the way you walk, it means to direct your path, so God directs your path by causing you to meet people, by causing you to have certain encounters, by causing you to be in the right place at the right time. It is not an accident. People will be stealing from your business and you so happen one day to open a certain drawer and when you open in you just realise that there is a second receipt book that you never knew about. It’s God guiding your steps, speaking to you in ways that you have never thought about. But the problem with Christians is we only think that what is spiritual is when God sends an angel. Yes you may encounter the voice of God when he sends angels but one of the most common ways is for him to guide your steps.
And some of you are waiting, you know as a matter of fact when I met my wife, way back in 1982 it was accidental in men’s thinking. We happened to attend as first timers a Witness Ministries Heroes Conference at Goromonzi High School. On arrival she happened to meet a fellow student of mine who helped the ladies carry their luggage to the school. And this young man instead of talking to the sisters about himself, – he started talking about me. Apparently he forgot that you get married by talking about yourself not by talking about others. He was bragging about me all the way. It so happened that when they arrived at Goromonzi, the first person to meet them was me. And the guy said this is the friend I was telling you about, and the sister “caught” me. It didn’t happen exactly like that, but we became good friends. But the point is God guided my steps to her and now I look back to 29 years walking with her. Many people think it was a chance happening but it was God’s guiding hand.
Many times you are pray and ask God to give you a dream or show you the face of this person you are supposed to marry. But God maybe saying, “Keep walking. I will direct your paths.” And you will meet the person you are supposed to marry and you are saying because God has not spoken I will not do anything. Yet God is saying “I have spoken to you. I have led you to the right person. What are you still looking for?” You need to know that one of the ways that God speaks to you is by ordering your steps by chance encounters. The people you are supposed to marry are the people you are encountering. If you are going to marry a complete stranger, you are going to marry a mere demon. It means God sets up your path. You are at the right place. If you talk to older people they will tell you that they have had encounters. They got jobs and opportunities which they did not solicit for. A friend of mine, George Murahwa just happened to be at the right place and somebody said something to him and he found himself in Botswana and later in the USA working as a banker. Who ever thought that a Zimbabwean banker can be contracted to work as a banker in the USA unless you know God’s guidance? At that time he was not yet a christian, but even though, God knew his calling on his life and he was directing his steps. God does not wait until you are born again, he begins to arrange things and plan and direct you while he is arranging things. So many times you should pray and say Lord direct my path, direct my ways. The best way to pray for your business is to say “Lord set in motion the things needed for my business.”