Word 4U Today

What does God Want You to Do?


‘…You have laid your hand upon me.’  Psalms 139:5 NIV


David writes: ‘…All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be’ (Psalms 139:16 NIV).

God put you here for a reason,

but that doesn’t mean others will understand it or agree with it.

Nehemiah’s critics thought he was ego-tripping, getting the prophets to speak well of him, and only out to enrich himself. Paul’s critics thought he was crazy, a fool, and a babbler. Christ’s adversaries (yup, he had them!) said that He was controlled by a devil.

Expect attack, and be ready for it!

Don’t let it keep you from moving forward.

Journalist Anna Quindlen, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, had a dream in her heart that took her down a road others couldn‘t understand. In an address to the class of 2002 at Sarah Lawrence College, Quindlen explained:

‘When I quit the New York Times to be a full-time mother, the voices of the world said I was nuts. When I quit the paper again to be a novelist, they said I was nuts again. But if success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your soul, it is not success at all.’

David said, ‘You have laid your hand upon me.’

When a dream comes from God, it will seem outrageous to more than a few people. You’ll have to overcome a whole lot of negativity to achieve it.

That’s okay.

If someone tries to silence your hope or deny your progress in the course of pursuing your dream, maybe that person isn’t your friend.

What now?

Go find your nearest scary old abandoned house (HANDY HINT: Don’t actually do this ‘what now’.) Open the cellar door, brush the cobwebs off your face, and switch on your torch. Watch the rats scurry away to the walls and through the floorboards. This is what happens when the light of Christ shines into your life. Now think: What are the rats?

Joy Ferdiz

November 24th, 2013

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