Staying in the Will of God

The Apostle Paul wrote, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound.” Philippians 4:11-12

Some times God draws back to see if we will move without His leadership. We may feel discontent because of the lack of activity. When we are driven by discontent, we will always find pain. Sure, to stay until God sends us is not always comfortable. Joseph ended up in prison by staying. But God meant it for good. We must keep trusting have have confidence God will bring us through the better for it.

When we step into a job, church, or even a town, where God has not sent us we lose something. God can bless us and use us there, but we may be fighting an uphill battle until we can get back into our calling. Some of God’s greatest blessings can be found in being where He wants us to be. Spiritual insight and discernment comes easier, the seems to be a greater release of His wisdom as we ask for it, when we are where He is calling us.

Many Christians move places for climate, easier living, friends etc, without a thought to ask God for confirmation. I’m not saying doubt where you are now if you feel like God put you there. But if think you should ask God where He wants you, then ask. Our God is the God of miracles and today is a new day. There are the resources of heaven available to you as you ask, seek and knock.

I know also debt is a chain the devil uses to keep Christians immoblie and unable to answer the call of God on their lives. He wants us to be free and able to go about the world in obedience to Him. The key is favor, think of our tithe as your tax to the Kingdom and offerings (additional secret gifts He leads you in) as investments. Mal 3 challenges you to test God to see if He won’t return the funds two-or-more-fold. Then you just have to ask God each new income is seed to sow into others, or bread to eat (provision) or blessing to pay off debt. Now some will say ‘i can’t afford to tithe,’ i’ve heard it said ‘you can’t afford not to.’

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