Pastor Segun Obadje Walking

March 31: Fulfilling God’s Purpose

Deuteronomy 8:3

” And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knowest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”

Hebrews 6:12-15

12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,

14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee.

15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

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God is a God of process. He is not the author of confusion. He does everything after the counsel of His own will. He tells us in the Word to do all things, decently and in order; therefore He Himself cannot do otherwise. He planned out our destiny before the foundations of the world were laid, and has designed the path that we must follow to fulfill it. Acts 15:18 tells us, “Known untoGodareallhisworksfromthebeginningoftheworld.”Again,JeremiahscreamedinJeremiah 10:23 “O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his own steps,” then David concluded in Psalms 37:23: “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.” Fulfilling God’s purpose for you, therefore, requires following God a step at a time. You don’t know the way that you must go all by yourself, neither do you know it in yourself; for the way of man is not in himself. There is a path you must follow to fulfill destiny, and that path must be revealed to you by God. God designed your destiny, and He alone can reveal it to you.

You can’t go by common sense and reach your God-given goal in life, no! A million times, no! Your head doesn’t have the database of God’s plan for you. Your times are not in your hands; they are in God’s hands. You must be willing to follow God with an attitude of absolute trust in Him. In our opening Scripture, God led the children of Israel through the way of the wilderness that He might prove them. He humbled them, and allowed them to hunger, and fed them with manna, which they, nor their fathers didn’t know; that He might make them know that man does not live by bread alone, by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. The path of the wilderness was God’s chosen path to prepare them for Canaan land where He was taking them. Don’t let common sense lead you in matters of destiny. Let the Spirit lead you. Don’t murmur in the path where He leads you. Trust in the Lord, and not in your own understanding.

My Solid Front (Confession):

In the Name of Jesus, I declare that I follow God’s path for me unto fulfilment of my God-ordained destiny. By God’s grace, I will not fail! Amen.

Further Meditation:

Deuteronomy 8:1-18; Isaiah 51:1-2.