All too often, many of us focus our efforts on things that have little or nothing to do with our divine destiny. In fact, to a large degree, much of what we chase in life is nothing but a distraction that delays our journey towards our purpose and God’s true plans for our lives. Writer and philanthropist, Lolly Daskal said, “When you stop chasing the WRONG things, you then, give the RIGHT things a chance to catch you!” This is a brilliant statement that should challenge each of us to make wiser choices and better decisions regarding how we spend our time, with whom we spend our time and what we “chase after in life!” In Jeremiah 29:11, the prophet wisely states what the Lord, God has to say about our future and what we should aspire after. God says, “I know the plans that I have for you. Plans to prosper us; not to harm us; But to provide a FUTURE full of HOPE….!” In essence, God has big plans for us and He knows what He wants us to have. In other words,“Leave the planning up to God and allow Him to design your path!” Stop worrying about the WRONG things!
Don’t worry about getting the house right now. God wants you to serve Him in the apartment that you’re in currently! Why are you concerned with marriage right now? God is cultivating you in the “Single Season” of your life! So, what you don’t have the car you want, the career that you hoped for and the cash-flow that you dreamed you would have? Maybe you are the only “Bread-winner” in your home. Do you stop trusting God in the process? I think not!! God wants to see if He can trust you in “seasons of lack and want,” before He will send you the blessings of “Abundance and Overflow!” Instead of worrying and complaining about what you don’t have, try thanking God for what you do have!! Once again… “You’re worried about the wrong thing!”
Here’s a spiritual tip: Cease from being too impatient; Stop being so worried and anxious. (You don’t have to know everything before it happens!!) Allow God the opportunity to direct your path and to develop you during this journey called, “Life.” If you would begin to listen to the voice of God, study your bible regularly, incorporate prayer before any decision and walk according to His will as best you can, then you would begin to see your life’s divine destiny unfold right before your very eyes.
Now, think on these things…
Love you lots,
“Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,