Since we are the Lord's "beloved," He desires that we walk with Him along paths designed uniquely for you and me. We must never go faster than the grace of God. We must keep a steady consistent pace, keeping in step with His will and His ways. We must not succumb to the pressure to anticipate or try to figure out His next move or plan for our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that: "God's plans are to prosper us and not harm us, to give us a hope and a future, to bring us to an expected end. The Lord has already gone before us and made the way. But He expects us to patiently wait, go through whatever process we need to go through, and to partner with him to bring us to the place of: "Exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask, hope or think.
Our destiny, our hope, and future is already rooted in heaven, where eternal joy and ecstasy awaits you and me. There is no-one or nothing that can erase, cancel, destroy or eradicate our inheritance of the unimaginable riches, peace and well-being God has in store for us. There are times that I ask and beg God to show me what awaits for me in the future. I tire easily from hearing this prophet or that prophet give me piece-meal information, much of which I already know!!! There usually is no new revelation. But what I truly desire is a face to face encounter with God. Sometimes I just wish I could see my destiny in a dream or a vision. I believe in the supernal powers of God and I would be thrilled if an angel stopped by my house to deliver some "GOOD NEWS!" After I got off the floor, LOL, I would be ecstatic knowing that this thing that God put in my spirit is truly going to come to pass. I am not crazy after all, what He spoke, He will deliver!
But most of the time my dear friends, things do not pan out that way. If the Lord just showed up and told you everything that was going to happen in your life, then you would not need "FAITH." Therefore, our focus must be on staying close to the Lord. Because really, He is the one who sets the pace for us to move into our divine destiny. We should be grateful that every now and then, He gives us a glimpse of what He is doing in our lives. He shows up and delivers our mail in so many ways. That is why we must be alert, pay attention, and stay in intimate communion and fellowship with him. We need to be able to recognize him when He appears.
We must learn to follow Christ one step at a time. Really, that is all that He requires from us. That is the only way we can move through time and space; one day at a time. The Bible tells us that we are to enjoy today, for tomorrow will have enough trouble of its own. When we anticipate or see huge mountains up ahead or in our way, we should not worry about them until we get to the foot of the mountain. Gazing at them and anticipating the climb or how we will get around them, only causes us stress. We should not be worrying about what type of shoes we will need to scale the rocky cliffs and heights, or what kind of clothing we will need to stay warm, or what kind of air is hanging around those steep cliffs that will make breathing more difficult.
If we focus on stuff that we have yet to encounter, we could stumble and fall. You could go in the wrong direction. You might stumble on the very path that I have placed you on, which is pretty easy to maneuver. The path the Lord has you and I on may take an abrupt turn away from the mountain, or He will provide you with the strength, tools and resources necessary to make it to the top. In this book that I often read it says: "He will give his angels charge over you, to protect and preserve you in all your ways" ( Psalm 91:11-12).The point is, why worry about it before it shows up. Again, tomorrow has enough drama and people to go along with it all by itself.
The point is this: We must keep our eyes on the prize! We must commit our hearts and minds on the things that are currently happening in our lives. Learning to enjoy the presence of God and to remain present, in our circumstances is wise and healthy. We must walk by faith and not by sight, knowing that the Lord will open up a way before us.
Enjoy your day and the moment and: "Don't forget to say your prayers."