BE PREPARED: God’s Plan for you is without Limit
GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOU, BUT HE CAN BE LIMITED BY YOU.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord . “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
God has a great plan for everyone of us, He has an agenda He wants us to fulfil.
His thoughts about us are big and high thoughts “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord .
Isaiah 55:8 NIV
God never intends for any of us to be backward in life and destiny, God’s vision statement for us is clearly stated in Genesis 1 :28
And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
Genesis 1:28 AMPC
He wants everyone of us to be Big, Strong, Reliable, Multiply, Replenish the earth, Spread all over the Nations of the world, impactful, Dominate, Fruitful, Take Charge and so on.
God never intend for us to be a failure or poor or irrelevant.
But here is the challenge
God wants us big, He plants a gene of bigness into us, He has invested His resources into implanting a potential for greatness inside of us.
But He won’t force us to be Big
Greatness is not God’s choice , it is our choice.
Many will not become what God intends them to be, it is not God’s fault, it is your fault.
There is nothing like what will be will be, no luck at destiny oh, It is cooperation between you and God. You play your part, God plays His part and then we see results.
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.
1 Corinthians 3:6 NIV
You will have to plant, other relationships around you like mentors, teachers, parents, friends, pastors will help you to water, Then God Will bring increase.
GOD DON’T INCREASE WHAT WAS NOT PLANTED AND WATERED.
Knowing and seeing your future and purpose is just a foundation, but you cannot live in a house that is just at the foundation level, foundation brings excitement but the building itself is the real deal.
SO HEAR THIS :
YOU CAN NEVER FULFIL PURPOSE MORE THAN THE FOUNDATION YOU BUILD CAN CARRY OR HANDLE.
IF YOUR FOUNDATION CAN ONLY CARRY A BUNGALOW, NOBODY WILL PUT A TWO STORIES OR DUPLEX ON IT, ELSE IT CRASHES.
Has God shown you anything, then start to OVER PREPARE FOR IT
I REPEAT OVER PREPARE
Because God is not a magician, He will never give you more than your preparation and foundation can handle.
YOUR PREPARATION IS WHAT LIMITS GOD IN TAKING YOU TO REACH THE FULL POTENTIAL HE HAS PLANNED FOR YOU.
David was going to kill golliath but he had to OVER PREPARE and killed Lion and Bear before appearing before golliath.
You can’t be joking and resting now and expect a future in it’s full capacity
IN FACT OVER PREPARE
From the day I knew I was going to be a pastor, I started a life of fasting and praying and buying and reading books and bible, devouring tapes and learning many things.
Now that I have a clue about what the future church is, I need to expand and learn more, stretch more , move out of my comfort zone because I know God won’t give me a future my preparation and foundation cannot handle.
Don’t jump process to be seen now, stay until you mature, build the foundation now
And the remnant who have escaped of the house of Judah *Shall again take root downward, And bear fruit upward* .
Isaiah 37:31 NKJV
You need to take root downwards to bear fruit upward.
The deeper you become, then taller you can be, the deeper the foundation the taller the sky scrapper.
Many young folks are jumping up and down, sleeping too much and wasting time online
Go and take roots downward , so you can bear fruit upward.
God can lift us, but He WON’T LIFT US BEYOND WHAT OUR FOUNDATION CAN CARRY.
Go and Labour, not just fasting and prayers, learn new skills, develop a large heart, read wide, learn time management, learn people management,
learn all you can, from as many as you can and as often as you can.
The future is bright and up, but for you to attain the future, you need to take root downwards
I hope you are blessed.
I see a burning generation