By Pastor Dave
Specific Will of God (con’t.)
He has a specific plan tailored for each one of us. It is affected by his perfect will and his permissive will which is affected by our obedience yet can be over ruled by his sovereign will at any time. Some fight this part because of the apparent stress and anxiety it causes. We try to erase the dot or God’s tailored plan for us. I suggest we are looking at this wrong. We need to approach this in love not fear and fret. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11). We need to look at this phase as a treasure hunt. Although there will be times of deep prayer, soul searching, waiting and wrestling, God has it all figured out. Relax and try to enjoy the great treasure hunt of finding God’s will.
Remember this! I find God loves to be last minute. When Abraham raised the knife to kill Isaac, the angel of the Lord stopped him. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him; for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me (Genesis 22:10-12). He also made Israel wait 40 days while Goliath bellowed before he revealed David. And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days. And Jesse said unto David, his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the camp to thy brethren (I Samuel 17:16, 17). God is never late or forgets. He is always on time. We are the ones that are impatient and fret over waiting. If you are in the center of God’s will, it is the safest and best place to be. Relax. His specific will is coming and it will be so much greater than you can come up with. Trust me.
I believe God has specific places for you to go, specific people to be with, and specific things to do. He will reveal them to you if you seek him. I want to show you this process and as many aspects of it. God has specific places like where you go to school, college or tech school. God has specific employment or life experiences like being discipled under a particular person so you can learn from him. God has specific people for you to be around. In his general will he wants us to take instruction and have friends with Godly people but he brings specific people into our lives.
A very important one is who your mate will be if you are to be married. God has that person picked out for you. God uses many human ways but he will make sure you are in the right place at the right time. He will even deliver to your door. We have too many below average and average marriages today because we were afraid that God would forget us or mess it up. We did what we wanted and many marriages were started for the wrong reasons rather than God’s reasons and his true stamp of approval. What we need today are heavenly marriages. We need great marriages that take work but are greatly bless by God.
To be continued ………………..