(5) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

(6) In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6

It is an error under the sun to go all out in order to fit God into your plan instead of fitting yourself into God's plan. It is commonplace for some Christians to get God into endorsing their plans even when there are tell-tale signs indicating that such plans will blow up in their face. A Christian who fails to subject his or her plans to God’s preference and self-deceitfully claims to be led by God is brewing trouble. Such a Christian would fall prey to self-deceit and lose the bliss and peace that comes with true leading of God.

There are times when God's plan or instructions may appear gruesome or unattractive. In such instances, some Christians have had to look the other way and turned their backs on God's leading for their lives. A converse of this disposition is Abraham. He passed the great test of faith, when he gave evidence of his willingness to offer up Isaac as a sacrifice, in line with God’s instruction. The instruction to sacrifice Isaac, whom he loved appeared gruesome, but behind it was the plan to turn the spotlight on Abraham as the father of many nations. What stood Abraham out was his resolve to fit himself into God’s plan and not the other way round.

However, if you would fit yourself into God's plan, you must GIVE HIM THE FREE HAND TO STEER THE WHEEL OF YOUR LIFE. To the extent that God has the golden pen with which He has written the script of your life, it is most appropriate to allow God the free hand to call the shots. This disposition would prepare the groundwork for your stardom and ascension to the height of glory and excellence.

It is impossible for a Christian that is loaded with the weight of carnality to fit himself or herself into God's plan. You cannot fit yourself into God's plan if you are loaded with distractions, entanglements, ungodly relationships, inordinate pleasure, self-glorification, pride, worldliness and the likes of all these.

Gehazi wouldn’t fit himself into God’s plan because he had an obsession with wealth at the expense of the anointing. In the end, he became a reproach and brought God’s judgment upon his generations (II Kings 5:27). Hence, you need to FREE YOURSELF OF EVERY WEIGHT CAPABLE OF UNDERMINING YOUR FITNESS INTO GOD'S PLAN. If God's plan for your life would be actualised, you must get rid of every weight that would get in the way of your entry and positioning within God's plan for your life. The Bible says that we need to lay aside the weight that easily besets us, after which we would be able to focus on Jesus with undivided attention (Hebrew 12:1).

(To be continued tomorrow...keep within God's plan for a successful and blissful 2019)

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Abayomi Aina
Abayomi (ACA, CFE, PGDip Theology) is an inspired prolific writer, instructor and gospel artiste. He is divinely endowed to inspire the world towards purposeful living, leadership spirit, goal pursuit, academic excellence and leading a Christian life.


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