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Do You Know the Path God Has for You?

Do You Know the Path God Has for You?

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Published by Larry Pittman
Have you ever wanted to know God's plan for you? Do you find yourself asking Him what He has in store for you?

I pray that this message helps the reader have a greater understanding of How God leads His people toward fulfilling their life's purpose.
Have you ever wanted to know God's plan for you? Do you find yourself asking Him what He has in store for you?

I pray that this message helps the reader have a greater understanding of How God leads His people toward fulfilling their life's purpose.

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Published by: Larry Pittman on Jun 25, 2010
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Do you know the path God has for you?
There is this question that I used to ask God frequently, “Where are you leading me?”, and stilldo at times. If you are truly seeking God's will for your life and are willing to be used by Him,then you are right where God wants you today.
2 Chronicles 16:
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search the whole earth in order to strengthen thosewhose hearts are fully committed to him.I believe that if you commit to Him daily and keep your heart open and willing, that He will leadyou along His path. In order for Him to use you, you need to keep yourself in good soil so thatyou will continue to grow and mature. As Jesus said:
Luke 8: 15
 And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people whohear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.The key words here are "hear God's word, cling to it" and what I think is very important is"patiently produce". In this verse Jesus says the same thing, but using a different metaphor:
John 15:
“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them,will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.Your plan does not develop over night and God rarely, if at all, informs His servants of the planfor them. I know that He has a plan for me, but I have no clue exactly what that is and whereHe is leading me. I am just another sheep that is trying to stay close to the Good Shepherd sothat I can hear His voice.
John 10:
27My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.Consider Abram (age 75), when he was told to go to the land of Canaan:
Hebrews 11:
 8It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home andgo to another land that God would give him as his inheritance.
He went without knowingwhere he was going.
9And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived thereby faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inheritedthe same promise.10Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternalfoundations, a city designed and built by God.Abram knew God had a plan, but he didn't know exactly how it was going to work out. This isthe same as Moses, who was 80 when God spoke with him from a burning bush. He was told tolead the people out of Egypt, but he didn't know how it would work and how long it would take. Ithink there is a reason that God didn't tell Moses that he'd be leading the Israelites through thedesert for 40 years. But we know that Moses heard God speak, clung to God's words and for themost part, remained patient.
Proverbs 20:24
The Lord directs our steps,so why try to understand everything along the way?Of course these are extreme examples of how God calls people, but there is much to be learnedfrom all the servants of God throughout the scriptures. If you haven't lately, read the story of Joseph and how God used him (Gen 37-50). He had no control over his circumstances, but hecontinually had a heart for God and remained patient. God rewarded him immeasurably.
I think a better question to ask God, one that I like to ask daily (although I don't always), is"what can I do for you today, Lord?" I believe that God will use us immediately when we arewilling and are sensitive to His voice.
Psalm 32:8-9
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.I will advise you and watch over you. 
Do not be like a senseless horse or mulethat needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.” What people are in your life that you can serve today? Each of us have those people that Godhas put into our lives where we can exercise our love daily and/or weekly. If we can be foundresponsible with the ministry we already have, then He will give us more responsibility in Histime.What talents, skills, or abilities do you have that may be used to serve others? Perhaps you havethe gift of hospitality? Only you know the gifts that God has already given you. He may give youmore, but for now I am convinced that God has blessed you with something that He can usenow. He's given you so many years of invaluable life experience that He will use to bless othersas only you can. You are special to Him and if you can continue staying close to Him and knowHim more day by day then I can assure you that He will use you in ways that you neverwould've dreamed. In the past, not much more than a year ago, I was not a writer or evenconsidered writing, and look what He has me doing week in and week out?There are three essential habits that I've found to promote spiritual growth (staying in goodsoil). Those habits are daily Bible reading, prayer, and fellowship. I believe that if you candiligently pour yourself into these activities, you will not wander from His path:
2 John 1:
 9Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. Butanyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and theSon.I consider the entire Bible to be the teaching of Christ, not just the red letters, for we knowthat"In the beginning was the Word".It is the Word of God, in addition to prayer and fellowshipthat will develop your faith.I know that I've said a lot, but let me leave you with this. Jesus kept things very simple. ReadHis answer to these people:
John 6:
 27But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energyseeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me theseal of his approval.”  28They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?”  29Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he hassent.” Focus on getting to know God more and learn to put your trust in Him and Him alone and that isall He wants from you. It is from there that you will find the opportunities to serve.

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