Monday, April 25, 2011
Where are you going?!
It seems that for the past few months the hub's and I have been talking about Gods plan for our life, marriage and ministry. There has been so many situations that have brought us to this point in our conversation however I will fill you in on that much later.
A little backdrop is that, before the hub’s became an officer, he told God if you give this to me (Officer) I will use it to your glory. So initially he planned to become a Chaplin. Then as time moved on he kind of got swept in the world wind of doing what it requires to be a Marine Corps Officer. (Which he wouldn’t change for anything) however, I could still see in his eyes that somewhere along the line he felt that he may not have kept up to his end of the bargain. So now it leaves us to this ... He says, “baby in whatever I am doing I just want to make sure I am going after God’s vision for my life."
In Daniel 2 Nebuchadnezzar had a disturbing dream.
He woke up, called a meeting and asked his astrologers, soothsayers and magicians to tell him what his dream was and what it meant.
They were bewildered and wondered how he could expect them to know such a thing. After all, while Nebuchadnezzar was sleeping, so were they. Nebuchadnezzar pressed and pressed. He even threatened to kill them if they could not tell him the dream and its meaning. Nebuchadnezzar’s reasoning was, you guys are my ‘brokers of the supernatural.’ You are supposed to know things that no one else knows and if you don’t know, you are not worth keeping.
Believers, especially ministry leaders, are God’s ‘brokers of the supernatural.’ We are supposed to know God’s supernatural plan for our lives and how to use all of the resources He has trusted into our hands.
Many spouses are praying for a different rank, more money new cars a bigger house and a better duty station. But I believe that before God gives them to you He wants to know if you know how He wants those resources to be used. Remember, it all belongs to Him and for His good purpose, not ours.
Basically God wants to know, “Are you running after my dream for your life or are your running after yours.” WHERE ARE YOU GOING?!
Yes, rank, money and houses are resources for the greater purpose of bringing hope to a broken world and that can’t happen by only gathering people for church services, Bible studies and meetings.
We need to mobilize people and send them out into the highways and byways.
Luke 14:16-24 Jesus said ‘go’ into the entire world. (This could mean Iraq, Afgan or any other war zone) Matthew 28:19-20
He said that we would do the things He did. John 14:12
He said we would receive the power to be a global witness. Acts 1:8
So as you make ministry plans, military plans or simply life plans keep in mind that God might not release them until you can answer His one simple question.
“Where are you going?” My hopes in the Haynes household is that we are running after His dreams for our life...
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