You were created to make God’s agenda work!
You were not created to do what you want, but what God wants. God has an agenda and you have a place in it. God has a work that He wants to be done on earth and He cannot do it without you. This may not sound normal in your ear, but that is the truth. You are not on this earth by accident, God put you here on purpose and it is the discovery of that purpose that guarantees your happiness in life.
You are created solely to serve God. But you cannot serve God outside His place for you in His agenda.
“But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you… Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular”. (1Co 12:18-27 KJV).
You can’t determine your place in God’s agenda; you only discover it and pattern your life according to it. Many people are reaching out for things that God never intended for them to have. When you discover where God wants you to be and reach out for it, you end up satisfied, fulfilled, and blessed.
I like you to realize that this is the best time you can be on this earth. If you come earlier or some years to come, you will be a misfit. You must realize that this is your time, your opportunity, and your chance. So, jealously guard your place in God’s agenda by doing what is required.
Jesus came that the scriptures might be fulfilled, and I have good news for you, “your coming is also important for the fulfillment of the scriptures”.
Discovering God’s Agenda
And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, Tomorrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land. Exo 9:5
God is orderly; He does things in time and never out of time. Because we don’t always lay it to heart to understand and discover His timing, we often miss His plans for our lives.
God’s agenda is timed divine events that must be carried out for His will on earth to come to pass. Just like the birth of Jesus required the availability of the Virgin Mary at the appointed time, you and I have the responsibility of ensuring the fulfillment of God’s agenda for this hour. God wants His kingdom come and his will done on earth as it is in heaven (Matt 6:10). But His will cannot be done on earth without our cooperation. That is why your role in His mission is very important.
The right place to discover God’s agenda is in His word. If we must flow with the divine plan, we must be like sons of Issachar who had the understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do (1Chr 12:32). Those who fail to spend quality time in the word will never understand God’s agenda. When you see a Christian complaining about everything, it is a sign of ignorance of God’s agenda. There is an agenda of God for every day, week, month, and year. And we can’t play our part in it until we start spending time in His word and prayer.
There is a move of God or agenda for every season and only those who have an accurate understanding will be used by God to actualize it.
Obedience is better…
“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry…” (1Sa 15:22-23 KJV).
There are many believers who think they can win God’s approval through their much labor and sacrifices to Him. Many pastors and ministers are leading people away in disobedience to God by forcing people to do things that are outside God’s plan for them. Just like the man of God in 1 Kings chapter 13 was deceived by the old prophet to disobey God and died, many people who would have served God well are being deceived by so-called old prophets to do things they feel is pleasing to them and many have died in the process.
You have a place in God’s agenda; it’s not to please yourself or anybody in your life. The only person that is worthy to be pleased is God. I have come to realize the reason why many Christians are living in sickness and poverty is a result of disobedience to God. Many are paying title in disobedience and expecting God to bless them in return. The scripture above says “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft”; and it will be absolutely impossible for God to bless a witch.
Finding your place
Finding your place in God’s agenda is the doorway to reigning with Christ. We must strive to find our place in God’s agenda for the season. Fruitfulness is tied to the right placement. The book of Joel painted a picture of those who are ready to fulfill their part in God’s agenda: “They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:”(Joe 2:7 KJV).
The move of God in our day will not only require the service of those in the fivefold ministry but every child of God. God needs men and women who are cunning in arts like Bezaleel (Exo 31:1-4) to take over spheres like technology for His glory. Every member of the body of Christ has a stake in the fulfillment of God’s agenda.
If you don’t know your place in God’s agenda right now, you can discover it if you will determine to spend quality time in His word and prayer every day. It’s a price worth paying and in the end, you will realize it doesn’t cost, but pays.
Whatever God leads you into is very important to Him. It may seem unimportant to men, but if you will trust God enough to use you, you will soon realize why He wants you in it. Before you apply for a job or start a business venture, always take your time to seek the face of God concerning it. Don’t apply for a job because of the salary structure, but look for a job-based on divine structure. God can take you through some jobs that may look like a prison experience, but before long, you will get to the palace. (see Joseph in Gen 37 – 41).
A failure-proof guarantee
A lot of people are afraid to stay committed to what God has planned for them because they think they might fail or lose all. But here is the good news; you are not meant to carry out the divine assignment in your energy. God has made available to you His very Own Spirit to give you the capacity to generate results like God.
You can never fail by going God’s way if you depend on the Holy Spirit. You may face challenges, but you are failure-proof. You only fail when you entangle God’s plan with your plans. It’s time to deepen your relationship with the Holy Spirit. Spend time praying in the Spirit and listening to Him. You have labored enough in your own plans without results; it’s time to channel your effort toward discovering God’s agenda and finding your place in it.
Finally, don’t make the mistake of seeking men of God to find your place in God’s agenda, seek God instead. Though some people see it as a quick means to seek direction through the ministry of a prophet, it’s risky to rely on it. Many have lost their lives, homes, and ministry because someone told them what he feels it’s God’s word for them. Develop a relationship with the Holy Spirit and it will not be difficult for you to hear Him. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” (Joh 10:27 KJV). It’s time to know His voice personally. Before you act on any word of prophecy, it must be in line with the word of God and also agrees with what you already know and you must have peace about it. May the Lord give you understanding and make His face shine upon you. Remain blessed!