The plans we make are a powerful weapon. When we plan ahead with the heart of God, we actually thwart the enemy's plans. When we are intentional about what we do, it takes the enemy by surprise. Our Spirit-led planning prevents any unneeded conflicts from taking place. Instead of us being steps behind, we can be steps ahead.
Isn't that the way it is supposed to be? God has created us to be the head and not the tail. But if we are always on the tail end of things we will never have victory. We need to be "ahead" of things, taking ground on the aggressive. Being complacent never accomplishes anything. Laziness is a destructive mindset. Sometime people are just thrown into a whirlwind of confusion not wanting to be lazy, but can't get their focus. God wants to bring our lives into focus.
Through our intentional planned actions, we stay on the front end. When we live with a prophetic edge, seeing what is to be from God's perspective, we can make plans to see those things come to pass. A man plans in his heart, but the Lord orders the steps (Prov. 16:9). If we don't plan in our heart, there are no steps to order. Plan to do nothing and nothing will happen.
God wants us on the front end of things, walking in wisdom and the shalom of His presence. This is where we will flourish as we are walking in a prepared place for what He has in store. We need to be washed, cleansed, clothed and ready for what the Lord has in store. What are the promises that God has given you? God promises are big for us. Yet, it is something through the small obedience and through what may not even look like the best plan that God brings them to pass. The hand of the diligent will prosper (Prov. 21:5).
We need to be years ahead of our time, instead of years behind. No matter what place you are in God has the ability to catch you up and get you ahead in the game. His grace is there for all of us. Thank God for His grace because we all need it, grace to overcome. He has plans for out prosperity. Did you know that God has good plans for you?
"For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope" (Jer. 29:11).
From the beginning God has always had good plans for His people. We need to get in on His plans for us. If God does not speak to us anything specific once we have sought Him out on things, then it may be that we go with what seems best for all things that affect and concern us. God also has given us a conscience that helps us to know that is good and what is bad. Through that we do obtain a measure of direction and a pure wisdom.
Be a person with a plan as you move into what God has planned for you.
John Belt helps people discover abundant life in God's presence through intimacy and breakthrough. He is co-founder, along with his wife, Brandi, of Overflow Global Ministries and travels itinerantly through speaking and worship in the U.S. and abroad. John has produced over 30 instrumental and worship albums that create an atmosphere for encounters with heaven and can be found around the world in places such as Bethel Redding, 24/7 Burns, Catch the Fire Toronto, XPMedia, International Houses of Prayer and people's living rooms. He the author of Overflowing in His Presence, to be released later this year. Please visit John's website at overflowglobal.com.
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