Press In :: By Bill Wilson

There are many events taking place around us that would be frightening in and of themselves—the devastating hurricanes and earthquakes; the threat of terrorism; political disruption; the threat of nuclear war with Islam—just to name a few. Some of this uncertainty has prompted many to ask the age-old question, “Does God have a plan for my life?”

The answer is yes, yes, He does. You should be encouraged because you are born a unique individual who is loved by the Creator of the universe, and He wants to see you experience joy, happiness, love, and success. But often, the toils of this world bring us down and get in the way.

For example, throughout my life, I have had ups and downs that caused me to question God’s plan for my life. But it was really me that was the question.

God knows how you were made, as confirmed by Psalm 139:14, “I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.”

Jesus said in Matthew 10:30, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”

God knows what is best for you, and He has in mind the very best for you.

Through the Apostle Paul, God tells us in Romans 12:2, “Be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

See, even when we allow our own selves to get in the way of God’s plan, it is still there for us. We can fall into the deepest valley, the darkest time of our life, and God will be there for us.

He said in Isaiah 46:4, “And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar [gray] hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

So no matter how low you are or how much the world is closing in on you, the Lord God, your Salvation, is with you. And His plan for you is perfect. So you do have a destiny. You were created to glorify God. That is your purpose. How you accomplish that is your calling.

I knew that God had called me to evangelize when I was 16. I refused the calling and pursued my own earthly goals. And the Lord brought me to a point, after much life experience, that I could no longer ignore His calling. But then I heard nothing from Him. I had to seek Him, pour out my heart to Him in fasting and prayer. And even that did not work until after 54 days when I finally had my answer to discern the times and events and call people to the Lord.

I guess my point is that we often do wonder what God has in mind for us, but in order to find out, we must seek God with all our heart, mind, and soul, even sometimes to the point of travail, so He knows we are serious. So don’t give up; press in. Press in hard. For your destiny is at hand.

Posted in The Daily Jot