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God’s Way or My Way

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(Jeremiah 29:11)  “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

(Isaiah 55:8-9)  “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD.  ‘For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” 

(2 Corinthians 6:14)  “Stop becoming unevenly yoked with unbelievers. What partnership can righteousness have with lawlessness? What fellowship can light have with darkness?” 

 

 

 

If we could really see the benefits of God’s plans for our lives compared to our plans, we would never again take a step in life against His will.  However, that is not always possible, as even when God reveals His plans for us, we still doubt if it is truly God speaking to us.  Keep in mind that only God can see the whole picture and see how beneficial or devastating our decisions in life can be.  We need to learn to surrender to His will and enjoy the benefits of His instructions.

Unlike what most people believe, even if we chose to do our own thing, God will still bless us, but it will not be the smoothest ride, or the shortest one, or even the same outcome that He intended.  Some people call it His permissive will.  For example, marriage is not a sin as long as it is between a man and a woman.  However, if you are a disciple of Jesus, you should marry another disciple as this is beneficial to your marriage and to your walk with God.  In the natural you might have things in common, but in the spiritual you will eventually clash.

Sure, you can be blessed with smart children, a good wife, good jobs…etc.  But you will be living like most unbelievers in the world without having access to the tools of unity under the Holy Spirit.  Just like with Abraham’s first child, Ishmael, God did not only not call him the first born, but called Isaac Abraham’s only child, because Ishmael was not born out of God’s initial plan.

(“God had a plan, Abraham had a good idea; as a result, Ismael was born. Note that God blessed Ishmael and made him a great nation, and, in His mercy today, god is blessing a lot of things that we’ve given birth to ‘in the flesh’.  But, even though He blesses our Ishmaels, He won’t inhabit them, and He can’t fulfill His ultimate purpose through them.  The only thing God will use in these last days is that which is born of His will, in His timing, and by His Spirit.  God may bless your Ishmael, but you’ll have to feed him, and, before you are through, you’ll wish you’d done it God’s way.” – Bob Gass)

 

 

Unfortunately, when it comes to salvation, it is either God’s way or the highway. 

 

 

Prayers

  • Father, You are the Spirit who helps in our weakness, the Spirit of counsel, and the Spirit of prophecy.
  • Thank You for having a perfect plan for us and only wanting what is the best for us.
  • We admit our rebellion against You for wanting to do things our way because of our selfish and evil desires.
  • Forgive us for making important choices in our lives against Your will that will only separate us from You.
  • Keep us safe from the mindset of the world that wants to prosper and live without Your counsel.
  • Help us to correct and change anything in our lives that stops us from living the fullness of the great things You have planned for us.
  • If we have made wrong choices that are currently affecting our lives, we ask for mercy and that You will still turn those things around for us and bless and prosper all we are doing.
  • Help us to get back to Your original plan for us.
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  • We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

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