Saturday, November 19, 2011

Your Vision + Your Purpose + Your Gifts + Your Desires = God’s Plan

Your Vision

Habakkuk 2:2
And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.

Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

God has given us all a vision, a dream a view into what his will is for our lives. We may have seen it years ago or yesterday, but we each have been privy to it and it is tucked deep into our heart…way down in our Spirit. It is there that he has hidden it for us to search the scriptures, pray, trust him and believe he has given the provision for it to come to pass.

Your Purpose

Ephesians 2:1
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We were not put on earth merely to suck up air…really, we ALL have a purpose and it is to magnify and glorify the Lord. He is the author and finisher of our fate so he has divinely purposed that we all be here to give him praise and adoration for being the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords in our lives. It is incumbent for each of us to choose ye this day to serve him and fulfill our greater purpose which is to do our part to build the Kingdom of God. Glory Halleluiah!

Your Gifts

Romans 12:4-8
Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

Your gifts are directly related to your purpose. God has given us all we need to fulfill his mighty works and to accomplish that which is our assignments while here on earth. He has given each of us mighty and powerful gifts, some obvious others yet to be revealed; yet all marvelous and wonderfully designed to be exhibited and used for such a season ordained by God.

Your Desire

Psalms 20:4
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

Psalms 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Matthew 7:7
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Our desires are not always God desires, but when our desires line up with what God’s divine plan is for our lives, we have hit BINGO. It is at that time; all things come together and are working according to his purpose. The closer we are to him even the more our desires and his will are in concert. We must pray for our desires to mirror God’s will and for them to manifest as it is his will for us to prosper and have favor as we all aspire to become more like Jesus.

God’s Plan

Jeremiah 29:11-14
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. [b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Malachi 3:6
‘For I am the Lord, I do not change”

Hebrews 13:8
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Your Vision + Your Purpose + Your Gifts + Your Desires = God’s Plan. This is the divine formula. God shows (vision) us what our purpose is through our gifts. It is God’s desire that we all come to the realization that pleasing God is HIS only desire for us. He expects for us to follow his blueprint for our lives and not the detour laden hand written maps designed by satan which lead to the pits of hell. Once we align all that he has already given us, vision, purpose, gifts and YES, he has already given us the desires of our hearts which are aligned with his plan. Once we come to that realization and begin to walk in it, God’s Will for our lives is fulfilled. God is not going to make us do what he’s already shown us to do. We have to submit that beyond what we selfishly desire, plan and even have concocted, we will serve and do God’s will with the Joy of the Lord, accepting wholeheartedly his divine plan for our lives. Amen