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Post  baby_blue4u on Wed 16 Apr 2008, 10:48 am

Are you expecting to receive God's promises? If so, the question you must ask yourself is, are you pursuing the will of God for your life? In order to experience all that your heavenly Father has for you, you must get into His perfect will. Many times, people go after the promises, but fail to find out what God's plan is for their lives. They follow their own paths rather than seek God about what it is He wants them to do. A willingness to submit your will to God's will and purposes for you guarantees you will see the manifestation of His Word in your life.

I've said before that pride is when you exalt your plans for yourself over God's plans. It is essentially telling God that you don't trust the path that He has laid out for you. When you insist on doing things your way instead of yielding to the Spirit of God, who is trying to direct your footsteps, you demonstrate pride, which will always lead to failure. You absolutely cannot experience God's blessings by doing things your own way.

You may be skeptical as to whether you can trust an unseen God to direct you into a good life. However, if you put your faith in the Word of God, you will see that God's path for you was prepared long before you were born; you had a purpose before you were even a thought in your parents' minds.

Ephesians 2:10 (The Amplified Bible) says, "For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]."

Isn't it exciting to know that the lasting success and prosperity that you desire is on the path God has prepared for you? You don't have to wonder whether you can experience health, wealth and the fulfillment of your dreams; God's Word guarantees it. All you have to do is get on the right path so that you can begin to live the abundant life Jesus came to give you (John 10:10).

Right now you may be thinking, Okay, Dr. Dollar, I get it; God has a purpose for me, but how do I find it? The first step to getting on the right path is to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Savior and allow your heart to be filled with the love of God. Being born again includes you in God's family and gives you the right to go to Him for help and direction. As a loving Father, He is obligated to guide you in your life.

You must also make a commitment to renew your mind with the Word of God (Romans 12:2). By applying the scriptures to your thinking, you will change your old mindset and become more open to hearing from the Lord. As you fill your spirit and mind with the Word, your thought process will become aligned with the mind of God. His thoughts will become your thoughts. And you will find yourself walking a path that lines up with His will for your life because you've made the Word your final authority.

The next step to discovering the will of God for your life is to yield every aspect of your life, spirit, soul and body, to Him (Romans 12:1). Doing this signals that you are ready and willing to do what He tells you to do at any given moment.

Proverbs 3:5, 6 says "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths." Once you present yourself to God, trust Him to lead you to the right path. Always acknowledge Him and allow Him to lead you even when you think you have it all figured out. There may be times when you have a plan mapped out, but when you acknowledge God and allow Him to lead you, He may tell you to go a different way. By seeking Him first, you position yourself to receive His best.

Praying in the Spirit is another essential key to getting on and staying on the right path for your life. When you pray in tongues, you are communing with the Spirit of the living God. During those times, He will release His will for your life and give you the wisdom you need to take the next step (Romans 8:26).

The most vital part of getting on this path to the good life is trust. No matter how you feel or what you think you may know, trust God and do not attempt to rationalize His will. Seek Him every day and walk by faith and believe that His will is done in your life.


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