Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Could Your "Help" be Keeping You from Your Destiny in God?

John 18:10-11

10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. 11 Therefore, Jesus said to Peter, Put the sword [back] into the sheath! The cup which My Father has given Me, shall I not drink it?

What is REALLY keeping you from your destiny in God?

When Jesus was betrayed, the Bible tells us that Simon Peter, probably in his anger, drew a sword to avenge Jesus. He wanted to protect his teacher from harm. What Simon didn’t realize is that Jesus had a calling to fulfill. Jesus’ rebuke to Simon Peter served as a reminder that he should not interfere with God’s work, no matter how it may look.

Oftentimes, leaders have a hard time allowing their “sheep” to go through trials in order to achieve what God has ordained for them. It’s so easy to reach out and protect others without seeking God for His will. In the same manner, we are often angry toward our leaders when they seem not to protect us from trials and hardships. Yet, we rarely consider they are simply allowing us to go through a process that God has designed for His glory and our benefit.

Where has God been cut off in your life? As I read this Scripture this morning, the Father reminded me that “Sometimes divine intervention is no intervention at all! My intervention is making sure that no flesh saves you from the situation I have created for you!”

Oh, we are all guilty – when a situation seems inevitable, but takes a surprising turn, we call that a miracle and automatically assume that it was God. Yet, when a bad situation simply takes its course, we rarely assume that God’s will was in the thing at all. We forget that a testimony alone can bring God glory.

What is HIS will for your life today? Perhaps what you’re going through is precisely what God ordained for this season, and proof of God’s hand on your life. Selah.

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