Dr. Creflo A. Dollar
Do you know what the will of God is for your life, or are you floundering without any sense of direction or purpose? If the latter answer describes you more than the former, then it's time you found out what it is that He wants you to do. Why? Knowing God's plan for you is essential to achieving your maximum potential in life.
There are certain aspects of God's will that apply to everyone. Making Jesus the Lord of your life, receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit and walking in your covenant rights as a Believer are all part of His will for mankind. But you also have a specific course to follow. He uses your gifts, talents and desires as a way to direct you to your divine destiny.
Making the most of every opportunity to develop yourself spiritually also plays a critical role in your ability to discover your purpose. Ephesians 5:15-17 admonishes believers to, "...walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."
Reading God's Word daily will enable you not only to discover God's will for your life, but also to clearly see His character. Once you align your thoughts and desires with the Word, your path will be illuminated. "In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death" (Proverbs 12:28). Getting into the perfect will of God will not only protect you from hurt, harm and danger, it also guarantees favor and success.
It is critical that you not allow strife, unforgiveness or offense to get you out of God's perfect will. As your destiny unfolds, you will have many opportunities to get hurt or offended. However, instead of allowing these situations to hinder you, use them as stepping stones to your next level of spiritual growth and character development.
Your future depends on the decisions you make today, but when you allow your emotions to rule your life, you will always make bad decisions that will take you away from God's plan for you. The enemy wants to move you out of the love of God and into a position of selfishness. When that happens, you'll try to preserve yourself rather than look for opportunities to bless others. Don't allow him to do this. No matter what people may do or say to you, make a commitment to walk in the love of God. In doing so, you defeat the enemy and ensure God's blessing on your life.
It is also important that you submit your desires to God. Many times you may have a good idea about what you want to do with your life, but it may not be God's perfect plan. Make sure that you seek Him first through prayer and adequate time in His Word so that you can receive the wisdom you need to go forward. Whenever God gives you a vision for your life, He will also make provision. Pay attention to the provision and open doors that are available to you. These are signposts as to the direction you should be taking.
By making Jesus Christ the Lord of your life and allowing the Word to be your final authority, you will set your course for a prosperous future. Make a quality decision to get into His perfect will and watch the path to the good life unfold before your eyes!
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