The Life God Wants You To Live

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”     Proverbs 16:9 NLT

Here are three important truths to help you enjoy the life God wants you to live: (1) Believe God wants you to succeed.  Give up the unscriptural notion that this life has no value.  God has a special work for you to do–here and now (see Jeremiah 29:11).  You ask, “What defines success?”  Answer: the progressive achievement of a God-given goal resulting in feeling good about yourself.  “Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do” (Deuteronomy 29:9 NIV).  (2) Consult God before you set your goals.  The Bible says, “We should make plans–counting on God to direct us” (Proverbs 16:9 TLB).  If you’re constantly stressed out and confused, you may be on the wrong track.  Go back and check with God; what has He told you to do?  It’s His will for you to succeed in these six areas: (a) spiritual; (b) relational; (c) physical; (d) mental; (e) social; (f) financial.  “Whatever he does shall prosper” (Psalm 1:3 NKJV).  (3) Invest in yourself.  “Though it cost all you have, get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7 NIV).  If you’re willing to spend money at fine restaurants but not on good books, your future is already determined.  And the first book you need to invest in is a Bible.  John writes, “And the Word was God” (John 1:1).  That means each time you read God’s Word, you’re depositing more of God into you.  Wow!  Think how that affects your life!  Cultivate a teachable spirit.  “Let the wise listen and add to their learning” (Proverbs 1:5 NIV).  This is the life God wants you to live!


This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today