Embrace Your Pathby Susan A. Smith on 01/17/13
Embrace Your Path
The word embrace means to accept or support a belief, theory, or change willingly and enthusiastically. Are we really embracing His plan and/or purpose, His will for our lives? Remember to embrace means to accept or support a belief, theory, or change willingly and enthusiastically. Before the foundation of the world, God has mapped out a plan for us (Jeremiah 29:11). Isaiah 46:10 says, He declared your end before the beginning. He thought about you before the foundation of the world. Ephesians 2:10 AMP uses the word predestined. Predestined is defined as destined someone for a particular fate or purpose; determine an outcome or course of events in advance by divine will or fate. God has already declared your end and it is a good end. II Corinthians 2:14 lets you know that God always causes you to triumph. God declared for you to win in life. He wants and has planned for you to live the abundant life, to richly enjoy all things, to live a life in excess and abundance, till it overflows. He really does want you to succeed in life. Who puts an awesome plan in place to bless someone and does not want to see it come to pass?
Why is it that we don't trust His plan? We fight against it, we detour from it, and sometimes we just flat out go in the opposite direction. I am sure not knowing about God's character and the benefits of following Him is among the top five reasons. Take a moment to ask God a question, "Show me why I do not trust your plan for my life?" I am sure Holy Spirit will reveal the answer. After He reveals the answer, it's up to you to do something about it.
Two suggestions to get you on your way. First, go to the Word of God and find scriptures to turn your belief system to think like God thinks. God wants His plans of prosperity and success and wholeness to become a reality in your life. Second, following the instructions in John 2:5, do whatever He tells you to do. To live the kind of life God has planned for you, it will take obedience and faith. Faith is trusting in the character and nature of God in every situation, even the situations that are most important in your life. They include your relationships, dreams, desires, ministry, career, your money, etc. God has a plan for it ALL. He is a God of excellence, order, and detail. Faith and obedience have a great reward.
It's time for you to live life the way God intended. Let it start today! As always, if this blog has ministered to you, please pass it on. Until next time, be encouraged.
Susan A. Smith