Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Turn to Rant

This post has been rolling around inside me for some time. Read it with extra volume, as I am pretty passionate about this subject.

I am tired of hearing the phrase "everything happens for a reason." There may be a "reason" but I can assure you not everything happens for a GOD reason. You know the phrase; God good.......devil bad. I also hear, "well if it works out, it was meant to be". People are wandering around hoping their lives are going to "work out" and be blessed. God does not work this way. It is our job to ask Him for the plan and then implement the plan in our lives. God will bless and provide for His plan. We are not supposed to decide what we are to do and then ask Him to bless us.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

I have also heard this thinking in reverse; if there is resistance it must not be God's will. Wake up people. We have an opponent and he wants to stop us from doing what God wants us to do. The times we experience difficulty or resistance is the time to stand our ground and speak God's Word. Our opponent cannot stop God's plan for our lives unless we let him. Another PK phrase, "If we don't quit .....we win."

God, our Father wants to communicate with us. He wants to tell us about the plans and blessings He has for our lives. We have to listen for His voice and promptings. We cannot leave things to chance and that is what we are doing if we don't take the time to ask, listen and then obey. When we know we have heard God, our confidence cannot be shaken even if we do experience opposition or difficulties.

I said at the beginning, this post has been inside me for awhile. I am experiencing some rumblings of change in my life. I do not plan on "hoping everything works out for the best". I plan on seeking God's will and then standing until it comes to pass. He loves me and wants to bless me. I will be right in the middle of His will so He can bless me.


Mona said...

Wheewwwwwwww Hoooooooooooo! What a Word!!! And it is Truth!! Glory to God! May this post go around the world and set many many people free!!

Keep it coming, Beck!

ps said...

Ummmm, do YOU want to preach tonight?! :) Awesome Word!!!! And I can hear the increased volume. Girl something is going on in you and I LIKE IT!!!! Can't wait for part two!!!

Landon Parker said...

Excellent rant. We need more rants that are truth filled like that!

Belinda said...

Preach it sista girl. That was an awesome word. I agree with Mona this needs to go out to ALL!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME. Yes, amazing post! I agree. This needs to get out! This is the message people need to hear!!

dar said...

You go girl!