Years ago I was a part of a ministry where the Pastor used to always say “Destiny is not left of to chance, it’s a matter of choice. The longer I live, the more I understand the truth of this statement. Yes, I believe God’s final worldwide plan will be done, but in our own personal lives, I know that it’s the decisions that we make that are going to decide where we will end up. I cringe when I hear Christians say “if it’s meant to be, it will happen”. Sorry but if that is your belief system, we will have to agree to disagree. I have watched too many things fall to the ground and die, which I know was in the plan and purpose of God. When people were telling me, it didn’t happen because it was not meant to be, God was showing me that I missed it. I have watched too many Christians backslide because what they were promised never happened and what they didn’t realize is, they had the wrong mentality. They sat on the sidelines thinking God was going to do it all, when there was something they needed to do. That is why I have learned to be proactive when God gives me instructions. That is why I am back on this blog. God showed me it plays a part in my destiny. Let me tell you what happened to get my attention and bring me back:
Several hours ago, I went to see The Terminator Genisys. As I headed to the theater the Lord told me there would be a message in the movie and I almost missed it. Sorry for you super deep Christians, but God speaks to me through movies often. I almost missed the message and saw Ant Man, lol. I was standing at the box office and changed my mind again and am I glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie with all of it’s twists and turns. Without spoiling it, the movie is very much about the twist and turns towards destiny and when the movie was over, the last words spoken were “the future is not fixed!” Well that got my attention. God knows how to do that. I knew instantly that the Lord was letting me know that my destiny was at stake and something was happening that would try to challenge it. I also instinctively knew that I needed to get back to writing, at least today. God knows that I have lived through missing enough, that I refuse to not get what He intends for me to have.
Perhaps this one blog post can stop the plan of the enemy against me. Perhaps it will help someone else to not make a wrong decision, or move in the wrong direction toward the wrong thing or person. God knows what we need. He is looking for obedience to what he has already revealed.
Abraham and Sarah became impatient about God’s plan and Sarah gave her handmaid Hagar to Abraham, to have a child with, since she was past the childbearing years. This may seem innocent and since God is the giver of life, we may think this was God’s plan. I know it’s hard to look in the face of a beautiful child and say “you don’t belong here”. Yes, Ishmael was born outside of the promise of God. Isaac was the promised child. And the result is the descendants of Ishmael and Isaac are still fighting to this day! This is due to disobedience
Yes, we can create circumstances and relationships and even children, who were not in God’s perfect plan! Why? Because God has given us the free will to do so. But beware! When you do that. you will have to live with the consequences of your actions and that can end up haunting you for the rest of your life! So don’t disobey and create your own hell! Fix your future by cooperating with God!