The more I consistently listen to God, the less my plans fail because
His plan become mine and–He never fails.

Our greatest opportunities come from God. When my plans fail, my DEFAULT reaction is to desperately attempt to find a way to solve them. Why do I typically turn to my own wisdom instead of asking my Heavenly Father? I mean–He’s never given me ANY reason to doubt His care for me. My heart has the same original sin as Eve, and I choose to live independently from God! But, when I DO ask for His wisdom, the first response I get is a calming my self-willed heart. Then, sometimes God gives me an immediate solution and other times–well, I simply must wait.

Waiting can be hard, but it’s always better than doing the wrong thing. Our plans aren’t always best for us. God knows what we don’t—including when our plans are bad. In the meantime, if we ask Him for direction–well He keeps us busy and satisfied with the opportunities HE has planned!

Following God’s plans doesn’t mean we have less drive or motivation to solve problems or achieve goals; rather, we develop a listening heart for HIS way. He makes our perseverance more efficient and effective. Listening to God is about learning to access His thoughts and ways. He teaches us to set and attain goals greater than anything we ever imagined. When we listen to God, we LIVE in a path of wisdom which is far more magnificent than our own. His Word says, “’For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:16)

When we become His child, we inherit HIS wisdom. God is so very generous with His wisdom! His Word says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” (James‬ ‭1:5) What a great invitation—to seek and KNOW the mind of God! There is no greater opportunity which lies before us today than living in the wisdom of God’s success. We have been given the gift of God’s mind—He is just waiting for us to seek Him and open it!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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