I know the plans I have for you. You are created in My image to be eternal and to love the things I love and hate the things I hate. I see these things starting to well up in you and it brings Me great joy to see My resemblance in you.


There are some really cool lessons on leadership, Kingdom living and just how to manage your own life in the Bible. You can see it in specific people God used for His purposes.

King David is all about Godly objectives. Moses is all about Kingdom strategies. While these are cool, the Bible says Moses knew the ways of God. Then it says “the steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord.” Those are Kingdom tactics.

Right there you have objectives, strategies and tactics. If it sounds like you’re a soldier preparing for a war, you are! But there’s one important question you need to ask yourself before going into battle, or heaven forbid, you decide to sit it out.

What is your Kingdom agenda? Because if you’re in love with Jesus, learning Jesus, and if you’re looking at His heart, the things you’re wanting will quickly become Kingdom things because of the influence of the Lord Jesus in your life.

Jesus has an agenda for freedom, mercy, forgiveness, restoration, redemption, truth and most of all LOVE. Is your agenda lined up with His in any of these ways? It’s a good thing to ask yourself.

By the way, you’re not ungodly for having an agenda to go to college, get a better job, start a business or get a bigger house. Just make sure they are also Kingdom agendas. By the way, don’t be scared that they’re not, because what the Father wants for you is even better than what you want for you.

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. – Proverbs 19:21

This is the bottom line: Never leave the Kingdom for your own agenda. Never.

And what’s great is, you probably don’t have to. Jesus will meet you in that place if you’re seeking Him and His will – or purpose – for your life. Take a look at His agenda above again and His will for you will become crystal clear.

From my sermon series LORD OF THE HARVEST