TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God has a plan for you. Conform your life to that plan. Your destiny is greater than your history.
THE STORY AND THE GLORY
In order to get God’s glory, you have to have a story.
You see, nobody gets an upgrade without going through a fiery furnace or two. The action of attempting to move forward and gain momentum means hard work, challenges and setbacks.
From the time she was little bitty, my daughter Maegan wanted to be a nurse. She told my wife when she was four that “I want to wear a white suit.”
Her grandmother and several of her aunts are nurses and, sure enough, today Maegan is an RN. She serves the Lord and the people He loves by living out her dream. People see her glory.
What they don’t see is her story. What did it cost her to be a nurse? In order for Meagan to realize her God-given dream, she had to go through an incredibly difficult process.
She never loved school, so she had to conform herself to being a good student. She didn’t know anything about financial aid or grants, so she had to wrap her head around those difficult things to pay for school. Driving in Dallas was a nightmare, as was working full-time while being a full-time student. She had financial, social and spiritual dilemmas as she was learning how to navigate the world of medicine.
It wasn’t easy, but she made it seem that way. People see her glory, but not her story.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
Are you ready for that? If you go after your God-given dream, His plan for your life, are you willing to put your nose to the grindstone and push through the challenges? It is never easy to go after upgrade and God’s best for your life. It is, however, worth it as you will usher others into the Kingdom.