I love to plan out our future, so I construct a great plan and even give God a part in the process by saying God called me to plan A. I have found that even picturing a path that,to me, would be great for the kingdom of God (and not make me look too bad either) IS A WASTE OF TIME. Even if it was the plan God would have led me in, my bad attitude of not beginning with “NOT MY WILL BUT THING BE DONE!” has ruined the plan.
Here I go God, back me up I’m sure this is your will.
BEING IN THE WAY, GOD CALLED ME. Our reality only touches God’s in the now. Now is the accepted time, take no thought for tomorrow or you will add greatly to the stress of today (and believe the WORD, sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof). Genesis 24. 27 Matthew 6.34
In each present moment cry out to God saying: 1.HELP I’m powerless, 2.THANKS for your plans for now,3. SHOW ME YOUR WILL so that I may obey. Then go about yielding your body members slaves to righteousness moving them according to a growing picture of God’s principle in action. Romans 6
Make your personal goal in obedience to get to know,experience,savor,explore, and enjoy God-THEN HE WILL DIRECT YOUR PATHS! Proverbs 3.6
Remember that a lamp unto your feet only shine about 6 feet down the path, quit trying to gaze beyond. Psalms 119.105
When I rush ahead or resent his paths or fall into temptation , or God puts an obstacle in my way such as illness or finances: I get back up and try to get back on the path A I thought was God’s will for me. God instead calls me to path B. If I rebel, this merely becomes a new disruption to my path and then God offers path C.
At no time does he change his ultimate plan which is to conform me to the image of his son Jesus who did not think his own thought or push his own will but did the will of his father. John 5.30 Romans 8.29
God called the Israelites to follow swarms of hornets into the cleared out cities of the promised land. Exodus 23.28 THEY REBELLED. God called them to patiently die in the desert teaching their children to obey God (meanwhile He fed clothed protected and housed them for free) They spent the 40 years grumbling and their children did a lousy job of clearing out the heathen in the promised land. God said He would leave the heathen in their midst as a thorn in their side but they must leave the foreign gods alone. They embraced the foreign gods. God brought oppressors. They clung to their gods. God threw them out of the promised land but promised to bring them back. Which plan are you working on. I beg you accept this one and let God show his might in making it a glorious one!
LORD HELP ME TO REST IN THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT YOU PRESENT TO ME TODAY REMEMBERING THAT I AM YOUR MASTERWORK (EVEN THE RESULTS OF MY SIN MAKE ME WHO I NOW AM) AND THAT WHO I AM IS PERFECTLY DESIGNED BY YOU FOR THE TASK YOU PREPARED FOR TODAY. Ephesians 2.10