"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," declares the LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts. - Isaiah 55:8-9 NASB
The Dilemma"I would do what God wants me to do but I just don't know what He wants!"
"What does God want me to do?"
This is a fair question. It's the right question! We also want to be sure we don't get down the road 20 years and still be asking it. So let's get it answered by getting our perspective in line with the Lord.
The SolutionFind out what God is doing, then you will discover what you are supposed to do.
Our Father has a plan that started before time began. He mapped out the past, today, the rest of time and He also indicates that there are many ages to come. Some events and milestones we only have little information concerning. Others, we have an extraordinary amount of information about. The scriptures give us a fantastic overview of what God is doing and His purpose. Our job is to get in on what He is doing.
The ProcessThe bible is an overview of God's plan and when you first look inside, it is much like using the directory at the mall. The first thing you look for is, You Are Here. In bible terms that means finding out who you are in Christ. God doesn't see you like you see yourself. Find out what he knows about you!
So this all begs the question, "What is God doing?" This is the journey we are on. Let's discover who God is, how He sees us and what He is doing. Then we will learn to use the gifts he has blessed us with and perform the function we were made for.
It is a process. There are no shortcuts. Be patient. Be persistent. The answers will come and now we have a starting place.
Can you identify someone in your church who can give you a general overview of God's plan from before time through to eternity?
Make an appointment with that person as soon as they are available. Give them a heads up on the topic so they can prepare.
We will cover this on In The Cool Zone. However, a trusted, knowledgeable friend or mentor can have a greater impact in person. We will however, get there so stay tuned.
Do you know your resources for exploring what God is doing?
The bible itself is your first resource. Get one!
An exceptional online bible for studying is the Blue Letter Bible. Bookmark it!
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