"Behold, I have today set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to uproot and to tear down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”
Understanding God’s purpose for your life is the underlying foundation that can set you on the road to stardom and divine satisfaction. Those who jump on the band wagon against God’s instruction for their lives run the risk of losing everything to their acts of disobedience. When the desire to belong overtakes the desire to become what God has purposed for you, you run the risk of prolonging or abandoning your journey to stardom. The longer a man stays out of the perimeter of God's plan for his life, the farther he strays away from living a life of fulfilment. I pray as you journey through this year, may your heart and eyes be fixated on pursuing God's plan for your life in Jesus name.
The recipe for running up against frustration is for a man to veer outside of the perimeter of God's assignment for his life. The account of the prodigal son provides a graphic illustration of a frustrated adventure. When he departed his father’s house with the share of his inheritance, he left without a sense of purpose (Luke 15). He went on a spending spree and ultimately run up against frustration. He left his father's house as a son but ended up becoming a servant in a foreign land. On the flip side, Daniel who was carried captive to Babylon, became a senior administrator in the land. Instead of playing politics to upset the worship of Yahweh, he stayed within his ministry of prayer. He prized the worship of God above the perks of loyalty to the voice of man. Though his loyalty to God brought his life into a jam - he was thrown into the lions den for disregarding the instruction to cease communion with God; yet he was not forsaken by God. What could have been considered an act of foolishness coupled with frustration for Daniel turned out to be favour because he stuck to his ministry of prayer and intercession against all odds (Daniel 3).
A christian is deemed to have run well if he finished well. To finish well, it goes without saying that such believer must have kept the faith and wouldn't have jumped the track in his pursuit of righteousness and the prize of faithfulness to God. It is out of style for true Christians to play fast and loose with the pursuit of God's assignment for their lives. Filled with the understanding that God rewards diligence, they go all out to keep within the perimeters of God's assignment for their lives. Those who acted the other way round do accept the devil's mouthwatering offers, which have plunged them into eyewatering situations - they lose divine approval at the end of time. Having run in such a manner, they run without getting the prize. Never lose sight of the bliss of finishing well, because God's grace is sufficient for you, to keep you to the end.