God has a purpose and a specific plan
for each of our lives.
God is orchestrating all that is required to shape and mold
our character so that we may be well equipped
to complete the mission He has given us.
There are times when one may be all about promoting
themselves, and the ego convinces them...
'It can't get much better than this'.
Then... out of nowhere... the storms come in
and wreak havoc to their plans.
No matter how we plan our lives,
sometimes we may have to lay down those plans...
especially if they are contrary to God's way.
Let us always remember and never forget...
None are wise or perfect in themselves.
God is in control.
God is the only wise
and perfect One.
Once we can decrease
and allow God to increase in our lives...
we will come to realize...
nothing is going to be better than
what God has planned for us.
in order to be promoted, by God,
to do far more
than we would ever dare
to ask or even dream of.
We cannot control these
things, but God can.
"I know the thoughts that I think towards you."
They are hidden from you.
"My way," says God, "is not yet discovered."
My purposes remain unrevealed.
None can know perfectly the mind and will of God.
God’s Will can give us peace
in the midst of it all.
We know there is not a person or circumstance
in the world... that can hinder us
from doing the Will of God.
A man's heart plans his way,
but God determines his steps.
We know that God will guide us
to our highest good.
We acknowledge that we cannot understand
or comprehend God's ways.
We acknowledge that our limited understanding
can easily distract,
fluster, frustrate, and mislead us.
We acknowledge that when we choose to direct our lives
according to personal preference
and what seems right in our own eyes,
we often reap disaster
The time we spend alone with God,
reading and immersing ourselves in
meditating on God's Word,
and talking to God in prayer,
God's guidance, wisdom, instructions,
directions and the
strength we need to get through it all
is readily available to each of us.
The key is wanting God’s will,
not our own.
God knows every inch of our path.
God’s Word is our compass.
It lets us know if we are walking in the right direction.
As we read God's Word and listen to God...
we’ll become receptive and sensitive to His guidance.
Our own understanding was never
intended to be leaned upon.
God’s Word tells us to follow God,
not our own limited understanding.
We do not have complete or unlimited knowledge,
awareness, or understanding.
We do not possess the ability, as God does,
to completely comprehend all there is.
God knows all, sees all, created all, and controls all.
There is no place we can go
where God does not see our every move
and know our every thought.
God is fully aware of our sorrows and joys,
our down-sitting and uprising, and
God keeps watch over us as we come and go,
both now and forever.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight.
Everything is uncovered and laid bare
before the eyes of Him
to whom we must give account.
Only God has the capacity to know
everything there is to know
and do all that needs to be done.
God is omnipotent and
May we align ourselves with God...
rather than expecting God to line up with us.
God's thoughts about us are honest,
earnest, fruitful, and momentous.
God is never deceived about our actual thoughts,
desires, or motives.
Our finite minds cannot see the whole picture
and often will not understand how God is causing
"All things to work together for good"
but God sees the whole picture.
There are great and profound realities
that we will not understand.