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    What is God's Plan for your Life?

    God has already Revealed His Plan for your Life...

    When trying to discern God’s will for our lives, it is tempting to spend all our time in prayer.

    God, what do you want me to do with my life? Should I take this job? Should I move to that city? Should I enroll at the school? Should I marry him? Should I break up with her? The list of prayers could run on till eternity.

    But what if the key to discerning God’s will for your life was to stop praying so much about it?

    Have you ever had a season when God was eerily quiet? When you prayed for direction or insight, there was nothing but silence. The conversations would typically go like this. Maybe you can relate.

    Me: God? What do you think I should do?
    God: (silence)
    Me: God, I really want to do your will. Can you tell me what that is?
    God: (the sound of crickets)
    Me: God, will you give me clarity on what I should be doing?
    God: (more silence)
    Me: God? Are you even listening? I can’t hear you. Will you answer me?

    Day after day, the conversations would continue in the same fashion. You would ask God for an answer on a decision, and in return, you would hear nothing. You reached a crossroads, and honestly didn’t know what God wanted you to do. You prayed. You sought counsel. You prayed more. Yet, God was incredibly silent.

    So we continue…we pray, God, I really want to do your will. And I will do it, but first I need to know what it is . I mean, how could God expect me to do His will if He wasn’t telling me what it was, right?

    But what if the real issue was not ‘not ’ hearing from God; but the issue was relying on God to make you obedient to what He had clearly spoken.

    God might say, “You want to know what I want you to do? Start by being obedient to what I’ve already commanded you. I’ve given you a lot to do. I want you to have my attitude and mindset. I want your life to look like mine.”

    Read Philippians 2:14 “Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” In an instant, God’s Word burst through the fog of silence. God has already spoken clearly about what He desires from your life.

    So keep reading and write down all the actions and commands that you could implement immediately in your life, along with the corresponding Scriptures. After a few minutes of reading and writing, you should have pages of decisions and actions that you know will take a long time to implement. Here are a few examples:

    - Imitate him (Ephesians 5:1).
    - Think about what is pure, holy, and right (Philippians 4:8).
    - Be joyful (1 Thessalonians 5:16).
    - Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
    - Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
    - Let the word of Christ dwell in me (Colossians 3:17).
    - Be kind to the poor (Proverbs 19:17).
    - Focus my heart on heavenly things (Colossians 3:2).
    - Be kind and compassionate (Ephesians 4:32).
    - Be devoted in prayer (Colossians 4:2).
    - Live above reproach (1 Timothy 3:2).
    - Make the most of every opportunity (Colossians 4:5).

    So you realize that you have been frustrated with God for so long, but when you read back through your list, you realize you haven’t come close to living out what was there.

    Have you really been imitating Him?
    Have you always been thinking about what was pure, holy and right?
    You had been joyful sometimes, if you didn’t count being stuck in traffic, waiting in slow lines at the airport and paying the bills.
    You hadn’t been praying every day, much less continually.
    You honestly couldn’t even comprehend the thought of giving thanks in all circumstances. You were thankful sometimes, but in everything? That didn’t make any sense.
    How had you been being kind to the poor?
    Had you been living above reproach and making the most of every opportunity?

    Paul encouraged us to “only let us live up to what we have already attained” (Philippians 3:16). God has spoken through His Word, and He continues to do so.

    I encourage you to make your own list. Spend time reading through the Bible and writing down how you can implement what you read. When you go through a season of not knowing what God wants you to do, revisit your list and start doing what you’ve written down.

    Some credits to: Greg Darley

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    Great message

    Thank you for that great message, Pastor.

    I printed off your list and intend to work on it every day. I try to be a good person, a good christian, and feel that sometimes God doesn't hear me. On my worse days, I feel like he doesn't love me because I have such filthy hands; that I have done too much bad things in my life that he couldnt possibly love me.

    When i was little i felt his love for me. Now that I've an adult, and i have sinned so much that he couldnt possibly love me. It's not him, pastor, its me. I feel unworthy of his love.

    I am hoping to change but i just dont know where to start. Maybe your list will fix that. Pray for me please.

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    Michelle,
    God's love even surpasses that of a parent...it is unwavering. Once you have asked Him for forgiveness it is given. Follow Him and be showered in His love.
    Go to this website and watch a service or two...I always find them uplifting.
    HOME - Church @ The Springs hover over watch & read...click on recent services...pick any...they are all good.
    May God bless you
    InHisService

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    I had no idea there were videos of this sort... I just watched "Fight For It" and it really touched my heart. Thank you for sharing this website. I have favorited it and intend to share it with my lady friends.

    My friend who is having trouble just called me; I am inviting her to come over to watch "some videos"...guess I'd better choose which ones to watch with her. Thanks.

    As I grow older I have learned to begin to see my parents as Jesus saw them... and it is helping me to forgive them. I realize that not forgiving is harming me, and I cannot waste any more time...i must let it go.

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