There are no soloists in God’s Orchestra!
so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and all are parts of one another.
Romans 12:5 MEV
“BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB.”
This phrase should fill you with a sense of destiny. It’s your spiritual birthright. God has ordained your days, ordered your footsteps, and prepared good works in advance. And He did it before you were even conceived.
The irony of destiny is that it’s rarely discerned at the time. Sometimes it’s not even revealed until after we die. David may have reigned over a kingdom of millions, but his psalms have inspired billions. That is David’s longest legacy, whether he knew it at the time or not. And I’m guessing not. Your greatest influence might be posthumous. It’s one more way God gets the last laugh and gets the glory!
Your greatest influence might be the children or church or charitable trust that outlive you. For the record, this is one reason why I write. Books are time capsules. I write because I want my great great-grandchildren to know what I lived for, what I was willing to die for. And if others want to read my books while I’m living, all the better. But I write for the third and fourth generations.
Just because something isn’t part of your life plan doesn’t mean it’s not a part of your destiny. Without me even knowing it, God has been fulfilling His call on my life. My job is to obey God with a keyboard, with a pulpit. God takes it from there. And the same is true for you. God is working his plan whether you know it or not. And God will get all the glory!
God is working His good, pleasing, and perfect plan for your life in a thousand ways you aren’t even aware of. Everything in your past is preparation for something in your future. God wastes nothing. Even when you have a setback, God has already prepared your comeback. The God who works all things together for good will leverage every experience, every skill, every mistake, and every bit of knowledge you have acquired.
Your destiny predates you. Before you were even conceived, God had a script for your life. And he is in the process of fulfilling it today.
Where is God taking you? How can you say yes to his plan this day?
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you were born I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Jeremiah 1:5 MEV
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Clearly from the verse above, the Creator wants us to know Him. Moreover, since He mentions the heart, which is the centre of our emotions, He desires to have an intimate relationship with us. God has not left us in the dark and neither does He want us to be on a wild goose chase concerning us finding and knowing Him. How then can one find this God, who has been a mystery to many? Well, the Written Word can help us find the Living Word.
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Note that the Lord Jesus speaks about the ‘true worshipper’ and this implies that there are also worshippers who are ‘false’. Unfortunately many are those who fall under this category. Have you been a ‘false worshipper’? Since God is Spirit (unseen, unfelt and untouchable), the greatest hindrance to finding Him has been the human emotions.
Those who approach God with the five physical senses only face disappointment and risk eternal separation from Him.
Finding and worshipping God can only be possible when one is in spirit, that is in faith. Faith is necessary because seeking God is a spiritual experience. One must also be in truth, meaning totally sincere before He who searches the hearts of man. A true encounter with God is only possible when a person possesses these two qualities, faith and sincerity and apart from these one will just have a great void within.
Many are those who have found a Church, a job or a partner in life but have not yet found God. If you really want to have an experience and encounter with God, or worship Him in the way that pleases Him, put your feelings behind and sincerely seek Him by Faith.
The truth is that at a certain point in life, we will want attention and we will want to be heard. There is that cry from within, one that sometimes words cannot express. A strong desire to be heard and a need for answers, a solution or a way out. What makes this moment of time sometimes unbearable is that everyone seems busy, each one caught up in their own business. Who is there to hear you, to listen and talk to you? Who will guide and direct you, or hold your hand?
Well, the answer may be even closer to you than you think:
Silence… yes silence.
It is usually in the silent and quiet moments that we tend to reason more, think, analyze and have time to make good judgements. Also, this usually has an effect on those who are around and close to us that they begin to wonder what’s going on in our lives.
The Holy One Himself says, “In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15) A moment of withdrawal from everything and everyone takes us into another realm, a place where we discover ourselves and also get to discover the Creator and as well even get to find sometimes the root of the problem. This scripture above was an invitation by God for his people to take time to take a moment of silence and listen to His voice, for you can’t hear much when you are talking, and their strength would come from knowing that He is ready to help them.
When we take a moment of silence for our lost loved ones, there are reflections of them in our mind. A moment filled with emotion i should say. It’s as if we are bringing them back with our lives and at times we hear their voice speaking in our inner being. Our God wants to give you reflections as well, of what He did in the past and give you guidance for the future.
Whatever you may be passing through now and wherever you may be, take a moment of silence, lift up your thoughts to God, and He will strengthen you.