Memorize : Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. – Romans 6:13
Devotional Reading: Acts 19:1-20
God has a unique plan for your life. In all that you do, never let this escape your mind. Note however that there is a difference between desire and purpose. There is also a difference between ambition and purpose. Your joy can only be full when you find your purpose in life. Until you get to this point, life will be such a struggle, full of stress and pressures. It is good to have ambition, but it is better to seek God’s purpose for your life, and having known it, make that your life’s ambition. You will be happier for it.
Moreover, having carved out His purpose for your life, God gives you the gifts and abilities that will enable you fulfil that purpose. God’s calling on your life is in line with His divine purpose. Where a conflict exists between God’s plan for your life and your own plans, there will always be problems. For instance, if God wants you to be a missionary in a particular country and you plan to be a doctor in another part of the world, there will be great conflict. If you fail to yield to His will, you will be disrupting His plan. It is either a person is brought to a halt over his personal ambition that is making God’s will secondary, or God will alter His plan for that person by moving someone else into his place, your place will not be taken by another person in Jesus name.
If your pursuit runs contrary to God’s plan for your life, God expects you to do something fast, you cannot afford to be in conflict with God. When Peter’s fishing business got in God’s way, he was called out of traditional fishing into fishing for men. As we speak, there are several people who refuse to yield to God over His plan for their lives. They have continued to struggle with God’s will. Resisting God’s will regarding His plan for your life can be frustrating. It can lead to labouring without commensurate harvest, it can lead to afflictions, disappointments, great loss of valuables and much more. God expects us to walk in His perfect will for our lives, If you remain adamant after repeated attempts to bring you back in line, God may have to replace you. When God replaces a person, he or she is left alone to pursue his or her ambitions, which will lead nowhere. Are you struggling with God? Is God calling you into His service or into full-time ministry and you are resisting? Stop resisting Him, you can pray for grace to align your will to the perfect will of God.
May the Lord help you to yield yourself wholly and totally unto Him in Jesus name.
Happy victorious Tuesday.
Prayer point: Father, please help me fully and wholly yield myself to your perfect will in Jesus name.
Key Dose: Yield not to temptation, rather, yield yourself unto God.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle