By Danny Claborn
God has a plan for YOU!
We are all called by God, maybe not to pastor a church, but to a place of helps, leadership, or to be a prayer warrior — “a place where we can influence others.”
To find this place, we must study or research God’s word, pray and listen. When we hear God’s Word, don’t question Him, just do the Word! Sometimes we wonder if it’s God or ourselves that we hear, but by studying God’s Word, we will know. When we get into that place God has called us to, He will overwhelm us with blessings.
In the beginning, God made us in His image, and said for us to have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, over every living thing upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26-28). The first words God spoke to man were blessings. He told Adam and Eve to multiply, subdue the earth, and He gave them authority to carry this out. Adam’s place was to carry out God’s authority on the earth, speak with authority and power, and expand the Garden of Eden to the rest of the earth. When Adam and Eve failed God, He found another way to get His blessings to man. He called on Abraham, who was willing to obey Him, and He made a covenant with Him. God blessed Abraham, his sons, grandson and the rest of the earth.
Everywhere Abraham went, God increased him in his cattle, sheep, lands, and at the age of 100, God gave him a son. The blessings didn’t stop with Abraham; they continued with his descendants because God established His covenant to Abraham and generations to come as an everlasting covenant to his seed after him. As believers, this covenant is ours also because we’re the seed of Abraham in Christ. Galatians 3:29 says, “As if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” We are heirs to the promise because we believe. To believe is to overcome! We overcome sickness, oppression, or lack when we really believe. We must believe God’s promises are for us. Every promise is for us, now!
When we are getting close to a kingdom victory, Satan will throw a storm at us. We must decide that Satan is not going to steal our victory. For us to not believe God’s promises is the same as not believing that Jesus died on the cross, was buried, and rose again on the third day for our sin. Jesus said in Mark 5:36, “Do not be afraid, only believe.” We must believe, since to question is to doubt.
Psalm 37:23 tells us that “the steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord.” In the natural we want to know every step God has for us before we take the first step that He’s given us to do. God will not show us our whole future ahead of time; we must take steps of faith. As we take these steps of faith, Satan will still try to keep us in oppression, lack or sickness. Stand up to Satan; he is under your feet. Do only what God says do. God’s vision for us is larger than we can ever imagine. As we do what God tells us to do, the blessings of God will overtake us.
Quit asking God to help you, or why He’s not helping you, and start obeying Him. Do what He’s told you to do. He created you for a specific purpose on this earth. When you walk in that purpose, you will walk in the blessings and God will overwhelm you, lavish you, with overflow. God tells us that we are promised all these blessings through obedience. By being obedient, God will work out any problem we have and set us on high.
Abraham was obedient to God as was Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. They were faithful to God and did what He asked them to do. Psalm 39:1 says “God is faithful to all generations.” And 2 Timothy 2:13 tells us “His faithfulness will cause us to come out of doubt.”
In Deuteronomy 28, we find the promises and blessings for obedience. We are told to observe all of God’s commandments carefully. If we do, He will set us on high above all the nations of the earth. All of these blessings will come upon us and overtake us. We shall be blessed in the city and in the country. The fruit of our bodies shall increase; our herds or cattle shall increase. Herds and cattle are your businesses. Your basket and kneading bowl shall be blessed, these are your bank accounts. Your enemies — lack, depression, poverty, sickness — will be defeated and shall flee before you seven ways. The Lord will grant you plenty of goods, toys (men and boy toys), business, land, rain, and bless all the work of your hands. You shall lend to may nations, but you shall not borrow. God will make you the head and not the tail. God has already blessed us in every area of our lives; we must receive these blessings and quit walking around like we are defeated.
When we get into God’s plan for our lives, everything works differently. We walk with God’s power in our lives, we walk in victory. After we receive the Holy Spirit, we can stand any difficulty, walk right through it. We walk with a boldness about us that we know our God is with us, in us and about us. God made us to be a son with the potential to bring everything into subjection to us.
When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we become bold as a lion to withstand any test. We must have the attitude that there is no such thing as defeat, and we will not quit. It’s our place to walk with dominion, and rule and reign on this earth in our called place, our place of authority. Get into your called place today so you can enjoy living the victorious life God has planned for you!