Ever wonder what your here to do? I did. Every day, till one day I simply asked.
Not out of an over abundance of confidence, either. Not because I was angry and not because I had some over active imagination of what my life should look like. It was out of a desperate call to God. I wanted what he wanted. I wanted to see what he saw, I WANTED... Him. Unequivocally. As I stood there asking God what his plan for my life was, undefined as my world seemed to be ... I didn't receive my answer right away. Although, to this day... I realize GOD WAS LISTENING!
I so much wanted to see God working in my life, I couldn't see past it. It seemed to be ALL that was in front of me. When my heart cried out to God " Why am I here", it wasn't because I thought all of the sudden the clouds would part and I would receive this amazing word for my life. Although, he did share with me, it wasn't the answer to the question.
Out of all of my desperation ... and I don't recommend this course of action for your every day life... I believed God had an answer, and I would find what I needed in him.
To say the least, I had been ignorant in God for a while. His Grace and Love seeing me through the darkness, as his word describes. The Holy Spirit in me, coached me, was patient with me and filled me full to over flowing. My life changed.
I say this to say something else. A question really. Where is your life taking you? Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel ... Do you even want to?
God knows the plans he has made for all of us, but ultimately it is your choice to find him.
After I wrote the first book, there was a transformation if you will. I knew it was coming.
His way of writing the book was a submission of sorts. My will for His. It wasn't easy, only because I had to explain to the outside world, what God would and wouldn't allow me to experience. Atmospheres the Holy Spirit told me weren't from him showed themselves intently, but I learned to discern the Voice of the Holy Spirit from that of other thoughts of my own doing. The book was a processing of sorts. To see if I was ready for what the Lord had planned for me.
Pride was a big atmosphere. Me, myself & I, was not invited to the writing of the book.
As soon as, I wrote a word of my own the anointing lifted and by the time I got to the end of the sentence, it would be gone. Quick and simple, he showed me the difference between my words and His own.
There was no denying his presence in the Hope and measure of the book. The Holy Spirit simply did what he does for all God's creatures through that first book. He turned what the devil meant for my sadness into Good. See, how his word never returns void?
I was glad to see the Father working diligently in my life. Focusing on the thing he meant me to do all my life. My destiny.
What I have found lately, and what the Holy Spirit discusses as length ... is the destiny you and I have created around ourselves. Our lights have burned out and therefore we find the enemy can attempt to derail the good measure and written word for our lives. If we do nothing the enemy accomplishes his goal for our lives.
However, (and there are some intense moments when you do this) when we decided to press into the Father so much so, that the enemy can not find his way out of the light that shines around you. The enemy will give you a wide birth. When we really come to know (and I don't mean Sunday School God, although there is a place for that) the God of Wonder and all Creation. We will see him for who he really and truly is... Our Father.
Some days, growing up I think Father was almost a bad word, but somehow I always knew the Father was gracious and kind and very diplomatic. Maybe that is because that is how I saw my own earthly Father. I find our parents on earth quickly empower the way we see our HOLY Father. The image, conjures up plenty of the wrong image and little of the right one.
Growing up, I felt I needed to earn my Father's love continually. If I made the right choices, If I did exactly as they said and live in the box they created for me I believed that I would earn that love. Sadly, while that same box protected me from the world, it also sheltered me from the true love of God, for it is that very LOVE of my Heavenly Father that cannot be contained or controlled by any one human.
The gesture that God brought to my life to set me free of my own thinking was perhaps the best thing he could have submitted me into. This process is currently on going. UNDOING all that the world has instilled in me and creating in me his ways, his gestures, his manner toward his people.
Not to just feel the love he has for his people but to know it so intimately that it creates a sort of vortex that cannot be controlled by an enemy who's soul intent is to harm us on any level that he can wrinkle his way into.
May God always and forever show you his great intent for you. That you see beyond yourself to will of the Father for your life. Your Heavenly Father has an amazing future for you and reveals himself in such a manifested rich way a that we become undone at the very mention of that which is closest to our hearts. It is this place we find that the world begins to make more sense of itself. Where there was no place in our hearts for others we begin to open up and forget to clothe ourselves with protective garments. The unloved begin to challenge the mindset that the enemy would incarcerate us to the fullest extent the law allows. We are no longer pawns... in an extravagant game the enemy likes to play with our lives.
We become ourselves, the very thing that the enemy has worked a lifetime to separate us from, it is nothing short of a miracle. Our eyes open and diligence set before us our Father is able to work in us exactly what the enemy is hoping we forget . That which the Father has created in us.
Whatever, your gift, your passion in this life... present it to the Father. Submit it to his heart, then submit yourself. There are no clairvoyant days in front of us. I mean to say I cannot tell the future, but I know that God has had your future on his mind since the beginning of time. Diligently seeking out a way to call your name and define once more that which loves you more than all the galaxies in the world.
This life is short. Do not waste it feeling lonely and afraid. Know yourself inside and out by means of knowing the Father even more. Do not deny yourself the one joy in all the universe that cannot be taken away. Your Father is waiting to bring you to him. He has a plan and He wants to present it to you in every sense of the word.
I challenge you this day to be defined by the love of God in your life, not by the enemies twists and turns down a long, dark, dusty road.
Your life in the palm of the Creator, is ultimately more valuable than when it is not.
By Dawn Brown© 2016