Isaiah 30: 1
1 “Woe to the obstinate children,”
declares the LORD,
“to those who carry out plans that are not mine,
forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit,
heaping sin upon sin;… “
This scripture (this chapter actually) has taken hold of me for weeks now. Yesterday, over a cup of pumpkin spice coffee and yummy chocolates, my cousin and I chatted about the power of this chapter.
You see, in this rebuke of the children of Israel, you will discover admonitions to rest, God’s long-suffering, forgiveness and much more!
It is absolutely critical to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in your day-to-day life. He must be the primary and supreme influence as you make decisions, form alliances and launch new projects.
Good Idea or God Idea
So often, projects can be a “good” idea, but have nothing to do with God’s direction. Did you know people occupy ministry roles simply to appease tradition? Scary. In many cases, God may not have even ordained the role, or worse, not even the ministry. Seriously.
- Choose your projects carefully. Don’t become involved in a project or ministry just because it seems like a good idea or because others want you to do it. Without God’s presence (anointing) on that situation, it will be a burden that burns you out. Read Proverbs 16:9.
- Choose friends and acquaintances very carefully, Godsy Girl. The Holy Spirit has a special way of leading you to the right people to include in your life as a mate, friend or even a buddy. You can’t force it, manipulate it or press it; it must be a Godly alliance.
God’s will is not as mysterious as many make it out to be. It simple requires patience, stillness and a willingness to listen. Amen?