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  1. #1
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    Jun 2016

    God's Will and Instant Gratification

    Many Christians today are on a quest to know the full extent of God's will, but here’s the thing:

    God never promises us that He will reveal His whole plan to us overnight.

    One of today’s biggest myths about God's will is that we think we need to know the whole plan in order to effectively pursue it. As wonderful that it is that God has given us a discerning mind, our wisdom will never be sufficient to understand the full plan of God.

    In Isaiah 55:9, God reminds us, "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

    God's plan is bigger than we think. While we're worrying about our bank accounts, God is thinking about the worldwide economic movement for the next hundred years. While we're thinking about our own personal breakthroughs, He has in mind the breakthroughs of nations and of the whole world. While you're thinking about how to pay your electricity bill, He's thinking about how to save that family who lives next door.

    We will never be able to understand God's whole intricate and intertwined plan for us and for all mankind in full.

    We work hard in prayer, petition and devotion to see the big picture, but most of the time, God never gives us the whole picture. He asks us to walk by faith and not by sight 2 Corinthians 5:7

    Proverbs 3:5-6 sums it up best: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

    So how do we respond to God's will then if we don't know what's going to happen? That's why it's important that we trust in God that even when we don't understand what He's doing, we trust that He works not only for us but for the whole world to be blessed.

    God asks that we trust in Him, that we chase after Jesus Christ as our Savior and then He promises to direct our steps as we walk unknown territory.

    God's plan won't always make sense to us. There will be times that we will have to blindly follow, but Jesus and His sacrifice are more than enough proof for us that God only works to give us life and life to the full. Never to deceive, take advantage of or destroy us, but only to bless, prosper and deliver us.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Good thought, pastor.

    I think as humans, we like to have everything in a nice, tiny little package. That's why we're always trying to make assumptions and figure out God's plan.

    Like the song says, just breathe.

    Our job is to trust. No more.


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