Do you know of a scripture that deals with not missing a thing. You see I want to walk in Gods plans and purposes and what He has called me to do but I don't know what his plans and Destiny is for me and I am fearful that when I stand before the Father He is going to tell me I missed out on what He called and created me to do.
My favorite is Isaiah 30:21 - Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left."
Which is saying that if we don't hear anything, we continue forward. His promise is that if we get to the left or to the right, then we'll hear Him.
"...being CONFIDENT of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ"
Hebrews 12:2 "....looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,"
1 Thessalonians 5:24 "He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it".
John 16:13 [
"However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."
If you notice, in each of these scriptures, it's God who is in charge of our learning.
That's doesn't mean that we'll never miss it. Of course we will, because we're learning about this life in Him, and He understands that.
But we're doing that within the context of a Teacher and Helper, the Holy Spirit who lives in us.... with Jesus who has not only written our story but promises to finish it... and a God who has promised to complete the good work He started in us.
When we miss something, He is a genius at finding it. If there is something missing in our relationship with Him that causes us to act outside of His true nature (and ours in Christ), then He comes with a promise to provide it.
Some the most precious experiences with God is to encounter His unchanging love and acceptance, when we've missed it... because those are the places we get a real world encounter with just how massive His empowering grace is and how faithful He is in His promises to us.
He never called us not to miss it. He simply told us who we could expect Him to be when we did. Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Nothing in our relationship is meant to be motivated by fear... because there is no fear in love (I John 4:18). God is the initiator of our spirituality. We are the responders.
Jesus ever lives to make intercession for us. It's his full time job now (Rom. 8:34). He's praying that we'll get it and He's totally confident in Himself and in the Holy Spirit to complete the work He began in us.
From that place, we can confidently pray:
"Thank you Jesus that You, the Author and Finisher of my faith lives in me.
Thank you for being my Teacher and Helper today Holy Spirit.
I rejoice that we get to live this day together.
I receive Your gifts of grace, righteousness and peace today.
I turn my heart towards You to see as You see,
to hear what You are saying and I walk forward,
trusting that I will hear Your voice behind me saying,
"This is the way, walk in it" if I get to the left or the right of Your best ways for me."
What God created you for, above all else, was to have a brilliant relationship with Him.
Everything we do or are called to, is an overflow of that.
Focus on who you are as His beloved.
Everything else will follow from that.
Keep loving the learning.
You're in a great place and on a good journey.
For more on the role of destiny in your life with God, you may wish to listen to, "How Does God Think About our Destiny?" from the "Developing Your Destiny" series.
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