Great post on following God’s plan for your life.

Organizing the Inside 365 Days

Teach me your way, O LORD, so that I may live in your truth. Focus my heart on fearing you.
~Psalm 86:11

God knows and will meet your needs.
When God gives you a plan He sends the right people at the right time to help you carry it out. God knew long before Solomon was born what He had planned for His life. God knew the huge amount of resources and help that Solomon would need. This was God’s plan for Solomon and He provided everything he needed to build the temple. There were three thousand six hundred overseers, and eighty thousand to quarry stones, skilled workers, craftsmen and seventy thousand burden bearers. God provided because He had a plan and a willing leader to carry out His plan. The people were ready, willing and able to fulfill this great work that was before them. (Proverbs 29:18)

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On when to start your ministry…

So many of us have a desire and a passion to start in ministry or perform some work or business that glorifies God and I think this is great but… (Yes, you heard it coming) we need more than desire or passion to right a wrong or to help/encourage others if we want the ministry to be effective and successful.  The success of a ministry is not built on how worthwhile we believe something is or how much work we are willing to put in to make it bear fruit, a truly successful and effective ministry is the result of being in step with and in submission to God’s will 101% of the way.

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God should be in the centre of our ministry – image from Creationswap

I once heard it said that any injustice/need which caused a passion to be stirred within you was your life’s calling…. yes and no.  I’ve had enough failures in ministry and business to know that this is an over-simplified equation.  From my late teenage years into early adulthood I had a strong desire to help and encourage black ethnic minority youths from disadvantaged backgrounds, a lot of my work experience focused on mentoring, encouraging and supporting youth.  My passion to right the wrongs and to turn the tide of the negative environmental influences on their life stemmed from what I had seen and experienced in my own life, that of siblings and others around me.  The passion was great, the vision was honourable but it wasn’t what God had called me to do. Continue reading