calling

A word on your future success

As I prepare to sell my house and move on with my life, I’ve been making plans. Plans for life, business, and ministry have all been on my mind, and the Lord had me thinking of the details necessary to achieve my mission.

As I pondered all of this, another thought crossed my mind: many of us want to prosper financially but have no real vision for what we’d do if we did.

Yes, God blessed Israel when He brought them into what preachers like to call the land of more than enough, but did you notice that what He blessed them with was production capacity? That’s right, they still had to put that land to work. They still had to decide what they were going to do with all that capacity.

Before God brought them there, He walked them through a long season of preparation for it, and when they got there, they had to fight for it. We are walking through a very difficult time.

  • What are you doing with it to ensure you are surrendering to God’s process?
  • What are you doing with what God has already given you?
  • What are your plans for when He does give you what you’re asking for, and are those plans right in His sight?

The answers to those questions will reveal a great deal.

Judges 1 – The Pursuit of YOUR Calling


Judges 1 tells us alot about God’s relationship with His people and the pursuit of His calling for your life.

Judges 13: Preparing to Walk in Your Vision

What are YOUR standards?

That the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.  – 2 Timothy 3:17

Every occupation, every calling and vocation, every profession has certain standards by which it is determined whether an individual, organization, or group is fit to perform the functions, operations, activities, or responsibilities thereof so that they may reap the benefits of the profession.

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There are no idle details in the Bible

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

–Isaiah 28:10

The written Word of God was established as a witness to mankind of God’s purpose, plan, and design, and as such, there is no part of it that is unimportant, trivial, or meaningless. Some may challenge this by reciting some passage or other that may not be readily understood by this or that person, or even passages which seem to merely record lineage, names, and seemingly minor events. However, passages containing family histories can contain some interesting, as well as revealing, facts.

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A word on Integrity

Now if you walk before Me as your father David walked, in integrity of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded you, and if you keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’ (1 Kings 9:4-5)

David had some problems, most notably in regard to the matter of Uriah the Hittite (2 Samuel 11). However, aside from that very notable and consequently destructive misconduct, David had walked in integrity. For the purpose of this writing, it is this we shall focus on. However, before we delve into the matter of personal and ministerial integrity, let us more carefully examine the above passage.

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Is God on speaker-phone?

speakerGod called you, but your life is on speaker-phone. You answered the call, but you have had so many other things going on that you may have not given it your full attention. Leaders, it is time to end the spiritual multitasking and return to that first love in which God so had your attention that your call was not only revealed, but clarified to the extent that you chose to answer it. So much of what happened in those early years of ministry were in fact only a foretaste, a glimpse of who he intended you to be, and once more the Lord calls, “RETURN TO ME.” It’s time to come higher, to dig deeper, and to at last refuse to settle for anything less than the full extent of the manifestation of your sonship in him.
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