Summary: Before the world was created God knew each one of us, and had preordained us to good works. Good works of course are the things He wants us to accomplish while we are here on the Earth. He has called us and equipped each of us to fulfill the things He has
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Before the world was created God knew each one of us, and had preordained us to good works. Good works of course are the things He wants us to accomplish while we are here on the Earth. He has called us and equipped each of us to fulfill the things He has predestined for us. Whether we use our giftings for His glory, and to fulfill His will is our choice and our choice alone. We will never be forced or pushed, yet He will never take these gifts from us. We are all born into this world unique, no two of us are exactly the same. Although we may share certain qualities and features with others, we still have a unique set of talents and abilities. With this set of talents and abilities and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, we can fulfill our destiny. If we don’t, we really have no one to blame but ourselves. Many get sidetracked or discouraged and fall from their true purpose. There are so many reasons for this, everything from bad life choices to out and out disobedience. We can’t undo the past but we can start right now to walk in the gifts and calling of God. I know what it’s like to get side tracked and become discouraged, and loose my way on life’s journey. However, I have found that when I truly turned back to Him, and gave myself over to Him, that all was not lost as the devil had made me believe. I had lost my purpose for a time, yet God restored my dream and gave me a vision.
His Word says…
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
One translation says; Where there is no revelation. This is a way of saying you have to have clear insight of what God has for your life. You have to have a clear vision of your purpose if you are ever going to fulfill your calling, and become what God has called you to be. If you don’t have a clear vision, you won’t know where you are to go. There are many within the body of Christ like this, they just exist. They are just there. They have no clear vision of what they are to accomplish. They may have individual goals but this does not mean that they know God’s purpose for their life, or that their goals are in line with God’s goals for their life. If you don’t know your destiny, how will you ever fulfil it? You may say, what are you talking about. I’m saying that if you are wanting to get to point B from point A and you don’t know where point B is then you will never arrive. You have to have clear direction and know where the Lord is taking you if you are ever to arrive. This does not mean you will know every detail of the journey. We walk by faith and not by sight. We walk one day at a time. When God wants us to do something different or go on from where we are currently, He will tell us. When He tells you to do something keep doing it until He gives you other instructions. You can go by what He doesn’t say many times by as much as what He does say.
We all have choices to make in life, school, career, marriage, where we live, and so on.
Many times people let their emotions lead them, and allow their feelings to dictate what they are to do. We have all seen it. This is not the leading of the Holy Spirit. This is usually a fleshly reaction to circumstances that leads to walking by sight and not by faith.
This is often a result of we ourselves seeking to fulfill our own goals and ambitions. I’m certainly not saying it is wrong to have goals or be ambitious, I am saying we should have our goals in line with God’s will.
God will give His children clear direction. The Word tells us, For as many as are led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God. (Rom:8:14)
He will lead us by His Spirit.
He could not hold us accountable for our actions if He gave us no clear direction could He? Yet we have a part to play in this, we have to avail ourselves of Him. We have to spend time in prayer and spend time in His presence, if we are ever going to hear Him. This is the first step we all must take before we step out and go. You have to know where you are going.