The Prophet Speaks
“Pathway to Purpose”
By: Brother Jonathan Coats
What shall I do? What step should I take? What move should I make? If you have found yourself reflecting on these questions, Proverbs 3:5 gives us marching orders. For the Bible instructs us to "Trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not to our own understanding. In all our ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct our paths."
God has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives. Purpose is simply defined as the original intent of a thing in the mind of the creator when he created it. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that God has plans to prosper us and give us a hope and a future!
As we embark on the "Pathway to Purpose" we must first and foremost get "self" out of the way. Oftentimes, we allow ourselves to stand in the way of God's divine path for us. Here's some good news and some bad news! Good news is God has a purpose and a plan. Bad news is His plan, may not be our plan. We just may be "wandering" in the wilderness and "wondering" where we should be because we are operating in our own will. God will wreck our plans before they wreck us! Declare today, "Not my will, but Thy will be done."
The birthplace of discipleship is a detour. If you find yourself leaving "your path" to follow after God's plan and purpose for your life, you are being developed as a disciple of Christ. The blessing is that what you walk away from determines what you walk into.
God has great things in store for us. Don't miss this prophetic moment to seek God's presence as we discover His plan and purpose for our individual lives.