is a season for everything under the sun and just as flowers bloom,
so will we at "An Appointed Time".
God has got a plan for our lives, which He does, it's in our best interest
to get started on the journey. For it is the journey that determines
whether or not we'll make it. This prepares us for what God has for
us further up the road. It's like an athlete who enters a race, first
he must train in order to receive the crown of victory, if not, he stands
a greater chance of losing the race. And this is why it takes going
through the process in order for us to succeed. In some ways, the process
can be more important than the goal in which we are trying to achieve.
If we don't complete the training, how can we then expect the end result
to be profitable, not to mention, eternal.
comes a time when God decides to zero in on a specific area in our lives
in order that we may be made ready for what He has further up the road..
And usually, He is very interested in us cooperating so that others
may be the beneficiaries of His plan for our lives. We too will reap
the benefits but ultimately we are the one's who God wants to use to
further His kingdom. What a privilege! I remember I had been running
through my mind the possibility of designing a website for the poetry
that I write. I procrastinated for some time, wondering if this was
really the right way to go. God soon let me know through much confirmation
that I was to do just that. This in my mind, was an opportunity to touch
the lives of those who would view my site, in turn, it would be one
of the many ways that God would use me to further His kingdom in the
hearts of those who would be touched by my poetry.
took a lot of effort and planning on my part in order to compile the
information for the website as well as put together the first of a series
of ten books. I thought it would never end! This was years in the making
and it would only be realized if now, I took the time to do it. God
provided the window of time and I felt His gentle nudge as He helped
me to persevere during the course of a year's time. I knew that the
time He had allowed for me wasn't going to last forever and that I'd
better make the best of it while I had the chance, so I did. I urge
you that if God provides for you the opportunity to accomplish something,
take it, because we never know when that margin of time will start to
narrow and then all of a sudden, close. This was an important task to
accomplish, seeing as how God wanted to use this in order to touch the
lives of other's. It proved to me, that I could follow through with
what the Lord had put on my heart and it was something that as years
would pass, could have great potential for ministering to the hearts
and lives of other's.
about it, take a look around... there's got to be something else! We
were not put on this earth merely just to live and enjoy its surroundings.
Each has been predestined and has a purpose to fulfill so that those
who have a lesser knowledge of who Christ really is, can have the chance
to experience Him in the same way that we did, when He first revealed
Himself to us. There is more to life than just waking up, going to work,
coming home and eventually going to bed in order to wake up and do it
all over again. God has a plan and for each of us! He may want to use
you to touch the life of someone in a different way than He would use
me. In the long run, we're both working for the same cause and that
is to further the kingdom of God right here on earth.
could choose to take a back seat but that would be experiencing less
than what God has for us. In turn, we'd end up trying to fill our lives
with the very things that would take us further away from the sole purpose
for which we were created. If God had not provided for us a way out
by giving up His only Son, would He have had an alternative plan that
would have been just as equally effective. I don't think so. God wants
for us the very best and He also knows our capabilities. He has equipped
us for what He has called us to do and has promised that He will do
it. Isn't it in our best interest to allow the one who has created us
for His pleasure to then allow us to be made complete by fulfilling
His purpose in us. After all, doesn't God deserve our very best? "He
Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever-do
not abandon the works of your hands." Psalm 138: 8