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BELIEVE IN HIS PLAN

Purpose and Destiny:

BELIEVE IN HIS PLAN

Isaiah 46:10 New American Standard Bible

Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;

I believe that God has a STRATEGY for our lives. He has an ultimate power plan on how we can climb the mountains in our lives, overcoming all obstacles and achieving all the goals we have in our lives.

Before we even started thinking of what we are to do, God already had an end in mind for us. Even in the beginning, God already knew our end, our purpose in life and in that purpose He has set a strategy, a plan for us to accomplish.

This is God’s plan to those who believe:

Jeremiah 9:11 New Living Translation

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

God knows what He is doing. He is the God of ALL PLANS and His plans are always for a BETTER future and a hope for all of us.

The Bible says God is not a man that He should lie nor the son of man to repent, if He said it He will do it. (Numbers 23:19) This is our assurance that whatever plan He has for us, it will be DONE no matter what happens, no matter what we want to do.

Believe in His plan and you will be prospered. (Proverbs 15:6; 13:22) As 2 Chronicles 26:5, “… as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.” So as long as we seek the Lord He will never leave us nor forsake us.

I have heard countless ministers of the Lord say that God has us always in His hand it only when we VOLUNTARILY move out of His hand that we lose His blessing. He will never evict us from His presence yet He gave us the choice to choose whether we will stay or move out.

So what do we choose? Do we choose to stay in His plan? Or move out of His perfect will for us?

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Posted in Direction, Testimony

KNOW YOUR CALLING AND STAY ON YOUR CALLING

December 14, 2016

 

Purpose and Destiny:

KNOW YOUR CALLING AND STAY ON YOUR CALLING

Ephesians 4:1-3 ESV

therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

 

STORY/ TESTIMONY: I remember a pastor, a called apostle of the Lord who ran away from his calling, a Pastor S. He knew his calling as God revealed it to him when he was a teenager. God revealed it to him and everyone knew what he was supposed to become.

But he went away from this God-given calling. He had let himself go away from his God-given destiny. So for more or less than 10 years he became an addict to the point that he would steal from his mother who eventually lost her house because of his addiction. Eventually he got convicted of drug use. In short he lived a life of misery. Until his late 20s when he had an encounter with God and God turned his life around.

A woman of God said this, “When Satan sees you, he sees DESTINY, not for who or where we are now but on who we are about to become, where we are about to go and what we are about to have.”

We go through what we go through because of the destiny coming up ahead of us. I believe that Satan knew Ps. S’s destiny, his calling in life and he also knew the potential he has in crippling the plan of the enemy for man. The enemy knew he has a God-ordained ministry and he was to do signs and wonders for the glory of God so because of that he did all he could to stop that from happening.

The enemy tried so hard to stop him from accomplishing his destiny as a pastor and he was able to accomplish it for 10 years yet because God has a purpose for his life God intervened and made a way for him to realize his errors and go back to God.

So, I believe with ALL my heart that NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, GOD’S PLAN WILL ALWAYS HAPPEN.

Now Ps. S goes around the world testifying of what God has done and is continually doing in his life and his ministry.

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This is a warning and a reminder to us all that life is not a simple thing to trifle with. Our lives are precious before the site of God. The Father gave up His Son for this life. Jesus died on the cross for this life. The Holy Spirit came for this life.

This life is not given to us to simply waste on trivial things. This life is given to us to BY HIS PURPOSE and FOR HIS PURPOSE.

We must make this our very purpose: to live and die for God.

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Posted in Experience, Revelation

PURPOSE and DESTINY

December 11, 2016

 

Job 12:10 TEV

“It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone’s life is in his power.”

 

We all have dreams in life, a purpose we want to accomplish.

We all want to accomplish something, to be someone great, to be better than we were yesterday.

When we were children we wanted to grow up FAST! Back when in elementary, we wanted to go to high school and meets new friends. Then in high school, we wanted to go to college and learn new things. When at last we were in college, we wanted to graduate and earn our own money.

But then sometimes in our own job, we somehow wish we could go back to going to school where we easily get money through our allowance. Life felt easy back then.

As for me, I always thought growing up and doing these things would go just naturally, a course of nature, a flow of natural events. YET through the years of learning more of my faith in God, I have realized that IT IS NOT THAT EASY. Getting there is NEVER that easy.

 

Take for example a mountain climber. I have recently watched the movie entitles “Everest”, the true-to-life-story 2015 movie about a guide and his crew as they face obstacles in their mission to climb and reach the peak of Mt. Everest.  In the movie, I saw and learned that a mountain climber sees his purpose is climbing the mountain at any cost. The climb is never that easy yet regardless of the obstacles, he does not put his goal aside until he reaches the peak of that mountain.7

A climber said this, reaching the top is “… like reaching a goal, achieving a dream and figuring out that you can do anything that you set your mind to.”

So what is our dream? What have we set our mind to do?

What is the purpose of our lives?

what have I been doing with my life? Have a lived a meaningful life? Or wasted opportunities in my life?

Let me read what Rick Warren said in his book The Purpose Driven Life about the purpose of life,

“The purpose of your life is greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by His purpose and for His purpose.”

So, before we can fully understand and be able to do the purpose for our lives, we should first understand that THESE THINGS START AND WILL BEGIN WITH GOD. EVERYTHING STARTS AND ENDS WITH GOD.

He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. (Revelations 1:8)

As the Bible says, Job 12:10 TEV

“It is God who directs the lives of his creatures; everyone’s life is in his power.”

 

 

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December 14, 2016

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