Peace and blessings, in Jesus name! It is a privilege bringing you God’s Word again. This is the second edition of this series, ‘God has a Plan for you’. This edition is titled ‘Requirements for Accessing God’s Plan for you’. I urge you to stay put to harness all that God has for you, and you will see God’s plan manifesting in your life this year, in Jesus name!
God has given you the freedom to pursue any desired path you want in life; however, He created each one uniquely with a certain purpose and a perfect plan for their lives.
It should interest you to know that God is interested in walking and working with teenagers like you. There is no age limitation with God, and He uses anyone who makes himself available for use. In as much as God has a detailed plan for your life, you have a part to play to align with that plan God has predestined for you.
What are the Requirements for Accessing God’s Plan?
- Have a Heart for God: God’s plan is that you have a heart for Him; a heart panting after the interest of His Kingdom and ready to please Him for life. The Bible clearly shows us that the will of God is that we are holy, obedient and just; walking in same frequency with Him just as Jesus did while on earth. The Bible says, I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:1-2). The above scripture indicates that constantly, your mind should be tilted towards God so you will prove all that is good, just and perfect will of God for you. However, to enable you live the life God has ordained for you, the Holy Spirit has been introduced by Jesus Christ; His duty is to guide you through every step and enable you see clearly the illumination that comes from the Bible. Also, He trains you to be holy, obedient, loving, thankful, patient, pure, good, honest and Christ-like.
- Be Patient and Confident in God: To fully ascertain and experience the realities of God’s plan for your life, you have to be patient and confident that God’s Word for your life will come to pass. No plan is fully carried out in haste and lack of confidence. Anything done in a haste and lack of confidence reduces its potency. Therefore, to access the plan of God for your life, you must be patient to go through the process. Joseph went through the process of being sold as a slave and becoming a prisoner to arrive at God’s plan for his life. David had to kill Goliath and slept several years in caves hiding from Saul to arrive at God’s plan for him. This shows that you do not just arrive at the plan; there are procedures to follow. Be patient and confident, the God who is all powerful, loving, wise and good, will be with you no matter where you are and the level you are.
- Be Focused on the Right Things: In recent times, there are lots of distractions that obstruct you from seeing what God has in store for you and His divine will and purpose for your life. Philippians 4:8 says, Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. God is telling you to be focused onthe above-mentioned things, to ‘think’ here means focus. Therefore, do not be distracted! When you think on the right things, things will become right with you. This is also an avenue to plug into the mind of God to access His plan for you.
However, to live a continuous godly lifestyle, you need Jesus in your life. So, if you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, you can do that by saying this prayer of faith with me: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank You for saving me. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe you will begin to experience the reality of the price Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through email@example.com OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Salvation the way of Escape, The Dignity of a Believer and Make Your Life Count.