1/05/18 What the Lord Has Planned
Taken from The Father Factor by Jim and Merry Corbett
What are you supposed to be doing in life? I’m not asking what are you doing or what would you like to do; but are you sure you’re doing what the Lord planned for you to do even before you were born? Are you willing to find out what that is no matter what the consequences might be?
Once more, using Jesus’ life as the benchmark, personal danger, personal scorn, personal loss, and even the loss of His life had no bearing on whether He was going to do what His Father ordained for His life. I’m sure He didn’t relish the prospect of dying in the manner He did, but the outcome of His surrender to His Father’s will and His actions brought Him unparalleled joy.
Heb. 12:2b AMP He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Do you know that most men have spent more time choosing what car they’re going to drive, what career they’re going to have, or what home they’re going to buy than they’ve spent with the Lord to find out the reason He’s given them breath and how He’d like to use their lives? You may want to examine your own life to see if you fall in that category. As best you can, take some time to reflect on your past and present days. How much time do you spend in petitioning the Lord to find His perfect will for your life vs. the time you spend in petitioning Him for that which pertains to your job, house, or the next vehicle you plan to purchase? As a father and husband isn’t it time to assess your life to see how it can become a significant presentation to Him?
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