It is very important the we recognize when we have been favored by God. Our lives are not free from drama, and sometimes we have situations that require us to handle things that God has set before us. That means we may have to listen to the Holy Spirit, and follow his directions carefully. It’s not always pleasant, but when you don’t press, or push, and you allow God to work out the details, everything falls into place as he sees fit. God will not send you into battle without a plan, it’s not your plan, it’s his! The great part about doing things God’s way, is that he will give clues as you go, and let you know you are headed in the right direction. Make sure you take notice, and give thanks to him at each moment during the process.
After ten lepers cried out to Jesus to heal them. As part of the process for healing, Jesus gave them instructions to go show themselves to the priest. When one of them noticed that they were healed, he ran to Jesus and worshiped him, and gave thanks. The other nine ran off. Is this not telling you to make sure you thank God in the process? Don’t wait until everything is accomplished, thank him as you go. He won’t leave you hanging, you will know that you are following his plan because he will give you clues.
When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Luke 17:14-16