Ministry Of The Word(MOW)
Title: Reinventing Our Plans
( Acts 9:6 )
now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.
Many of us have begun this New Year or New month with planning, probably “reinvention.” Perhaps we plan to read more, have a meal plan, or spend more time with the Lord. We make lists, set goals, and ask others to help hold us accountable. While this isn’t a bad thing, we usually make them more about ourselves and what we want, rather than what God may want for us.
Paul formerly known as Saul was a man who, prior to becoming an apostle, felt compelled to stamp out the name of Jesus completely. If you study our anchor scripture further, you’d see that he certainly believed he was doing everything right! However, during the journey to Damascus, God spoke to him in a way that completely rearranged his plans. According to Acts 8, he was astonished and trembling while asking God what to do.
That moment in Paul’s life changed his entire purpose for living. Rather than stamping out the name of Jesus, he was called to proclaim it! Do you even know your purpose? Do you know what you’re called for? Have you been patient enough to know?
Sometimes, following God’s plan may feel like our lives are being wrecked. He may call us to a place we never imagined, or to something completely opposite of what we wanted. After all, His ways are not ours.
Therefore in this month and year, instead of focusing on how you can ’reinvent’ parts of your life, invite the Lord to renew you.Let go of your plans, and give him control.
1. Thank God for His mercies that are new every morning
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to renew your mind today
3. Ask God to fix you and give you the grace to go where He’ll lead you.
With Love Bassey Abigail Omar.
Abigail is ministering from Lagos, Nigeria. She is a trainee minister in the Ministry of the Word (MOW).