“No matter your pain and struggle, wait for God’s season because any miracle outside God’s Will and time will end in ridicule” Dr. Chris Kwakpovwe
It is paradoxical to discover that there are many men and women who have achieved their heart desires according the scripts they wrote for themselves, yet they live in misery, fear, dissatisfaction and confusion. They look fulfilled outwardly but feel empty within.
They have good jobs, nice houses, happy marriages, cars and money, yet peace eludes them. They feel they never got it right in the career they took in life but cannot turn the hand of the clock backwards. They have much to live on but nothing to live for.
Ignorance of God’s Will for our lives
One reason why we don’t play God’s script is ignorance of His will for our lives. In my book “Find It Now or Lose It Forever,” I explained that a number of people are yet to determine why they are on earth as regards who they are, what they are able to achieve, and God’s project for their lives.
We lack knowledge of God’s will for our lives because we have a strenuous relationship with God. We don’t start on time to seek God’s Will for our lives. We run to God only when we hit a brick wall in our bid to do it ourselves.
That’s why many people are in schools, programmes, jobs, vocations, businesses, marriages and relationships God never planned for their lives.
They keep wondering why they cannot prosper in a business venture that booms for some other persons. They can’t understand why they are unable to secure a great job as their friends who have studied same course with them. They want to know how a friend or family member thrives well in a locality that is unknown, yet they do poorly in a highly commercialized and industrialized city where they found themselves.
These are questions on our lips at one time or another which cannot be answered without possessing God’s knowledge in ones life.
Desire to walk by sight
People insist on playing their own written script because they walk by sight and not by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7; Galatians 5:16).
We are made to believe that our existence and success in life depend so much on the academic, environmental and economic factors. We struggle to underplay the role and power of God to determine what happens in our lives. We believe heaven is not interested in things of sort.
Now consider the following passage in Jeremiah 27:5:
“I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched are, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me”
This passage is the evidence that God establishes and regulates what ever happens to man even you. Nebuchadnezzar in all his power and arrogance was subdued by God to acknowledge that the Lord rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomsoever He desires (Daniel 4: 25).
Your life is not determined by what happens around you but by what God has decreed concerning you. Joseph was a prisoner when he was moved to the throne of Pharaoh in Egypt as a Minister for Agriculture. His former status as a prisoner holds no future for him to come close to the royal throne yet God gave him the throne of Pharaoh when it was time.
The status of Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, as captives from Israel held no bright future for them in Babylon, yet God made them great men by the simple act of submission to God. It is not about your choice, environment, strength, opportunities available to you, knowledge, and position; it is about what God says and upholds to happen in your life. Walk in this path of life with God and discover the road to your greatness on earth.
Rebellion against God’s Will for your life
One other reason why most Christians write and play their own script of life is refusal to accept God’s script for their lives.
Every child of God is expected to dance to God’s tunes for his life. He must be disciplined enough to accept God’s choices for him at every phase of his life. It doesn’t matter how desirable and prospective his plans for himself might look.
“There are many plans in a man's heart, nevertheless the LORD'S counsel-that will stand” Proverbs 19:21
Can you see why we become frustrated when we struggle to go against God’s will for our lives? God’s counsel must stand irrespective of how beautiful and good your plans are for your life. You cannot stop it.
Prophet Jeremiah might have been intimidated by the harsh countenance of the people of his time and the height of wickedness prevalent in the land that he wanted to avoid God’s script for his life. He stood before God to give excuses why he found himself unfit to play God’s script for his life-the script of being God’s spokesman before the nations and kingdoms (Jeremiah 1:4-10).
Jeremiah might have had another plan for his life just as we do today, but God ordained him a Prophet to the nations even before he was formed in the womb. God was to build righteousness and uproot wickedness in the land using Jeremiah as the bridge between Him and the nations.
Today, it is easier for some people to escape God’s will for them than their shadows. They use their physical limitations as excuses to ignore God’s script. Often you hear people say, “ I am not cut out for that work, business, profession, course of study, type of life” “ I am too young for that,” “I don’t think I can handle that at this time.” They are too selfish and strict with their lives that they ignore whatever God says.
God made Jeremiah realize that youthfulness is never a barrier to achieve great things for God just as He told Moses that the problem of slow of speech is never a reason to drop God’s script.
When you accept God’s plan for your life, He guarantees the protection of your life at dangerous spots. Look at this promise of God to Jeremiah.
“For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land. And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee (Jeremiah 1:18-19).
Why don’t you allow God fight for you as you agree to accept His plans for you instead of resisting His Will for you? Remember that no one strives with the Lord.
God bless you.
Baruch Okpulor is the Author of Breaking the Hold of Self-Slavery
Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org