Pursuing God’s Life Plan for You
And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the Holy Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads before God in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God’s will. We are assured and know that (God being a partner in their labo)r all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose (Romans 8:27-28- Amplified) As I mentioned yesterday, when you decide to pursue the purpose of God for your life, you’ll run into opposition. You family will misunderstand you. Jesus’ family and friends in His hometown didn’t understand what He was about until after He had accomplished His mission. Your own thoughts will seek to discourage you from what you know the Father is saying to you, because sometimes it doesn’t seem practical.
And then the enemy is persistent in bringing up accusations about your past, who you are, what you’ve done, why you think you’re qualified to do anything for God. Sometimes these things are relentless and ruthless. The best antidote for all of this is just getting into the presence of God in prayer, particularly praying in the spirit, praying in tongues. You see, the plan of God is a spiritual thing in your life, and when you decide to pursue it, that pursuit in and of itself will attract spiritual opposition that will manifest in a thousand different ways. Praying in tongues enables you to pray about things that are beyond your own intellect; things about your future; things that have to do with your obedience to the will of God for your life. For one who speaks in an unknown tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the Holy Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things not obvious to the understanding (1 Corinthians 14:2- Amplified). Take time every day to pray in the spirit. I suggest an hour a day. If you do, you’ll find that over time your life will lean towards a particular pattern. Things will begin to happen that will pull you towards the will of God for your life. Your life and the providence of God will meet, and you’ll eventually begin to sense a direction form the Lord. As you wait on the Lord and pray in the spirit, at times you’ll be amazed at what opens up to you, and how things change within you. It will seem at times that you’ve entered into a stream or river; and the current of that river is taking you down a certain path. Peace, exquisite joy, and a certain knowing will rise up within you and you’ll know that you are moving towards your God ordained life purpose. It’s an exciting journey that never ends. Get started today!