TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Come under His Cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night. Follow the Spirit who is full of all wisdom, power and truth. Focus on Him. Let go of the old and receive the new.
WITHOUT A VISION?
Progression is a Kingdom thing. Since I don’t like to mess things up, I look ahead 20 steps to see what’s coming so I can meet the challenge.
That’s a good way to live your life. Take each aspect of your life. Ask yourself, “If I keep doing what I’m doing now, where will I end up in 10 steps? Fifteen steps? Thirty steps? If you don’t like what you see, stop!
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. – Proverbs 29:18
The Bible is very clear: without a vision, the people perish. Without looking ahead, you end up in really bad places and wonder, “How did I get here?”
I can tell you. You neglected to look ahead. As you move forward through life, you will always have crossroads. If you don’t see those crossroads coming, if you don’t plan for that intersection, you’ll be forced left or right by circumstances. That’s not a good thing.
While life, especially life in the Kingdom, is a forward progression, it’s not a predestined straight line. Your Father God gave you free will to make decisions. He let’s you and I choose the life we want to live.
That begs the question, “Can I go backward?” The answer is a clear, “Yes!” and that’s not a good thing.
Many people are out of timing. They go backward or stubbornly stay put, not wanting to change. Ever meet an old high school friend stuck in the past and can’t enjoy life or find their purpose? They’ve never put away childish things.
Pain and loss can also cause you to stop progressing. While it’s OK to stay put for a season to process your heartache, there is a time to get out of the rut.
Just as you like experiencing every new milestone your kids reach and every stage of their growing up, your Father God enjoys watching you progress. He has good things for you at each stage, but you have to move forward to find them.
Stuck? Looking backward? Call out to Jesus and take that first step forward. If you’ve never purposefully looked ahead to see where you’re going, do that today. Map it out. You can change direction as long as you’re still going forward into better things!
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO LOOK UP. TAKE STOCK OF WHERE YOU’RE GOING AND CHANGE COURSE IF YOU NEED TO FOLLOW JESUS CLOSER.
From my sermon series: EXODUS