I HAVE USED YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES AND INNER FEELINGS TO BRING YOU TO THIS DAY. IN YOUR HEART YOU FEEL EMPTIED OF EXPECTATIONS, HOPE, AND VICTORY FOR A WORTHWHILE OUTCOME OVER YOUR FRUSTRATIONS. THERE IS NO VIGOR OR DESIRE TO “BECOME” LEFT WITHIN YOU. YOU FEEL TOTALLY EMPTIED! YOU REALIZE YOU ARE AT THE “CROSS-ROADS,” BUT WHAT YOU DO NOT SEE IS THAT YOUR FUTURE CAN HOLD SOMETHING MUCH LARGER, GREATER, AND FAR MORE PROFOUND THAN YOUR THINKING AND PLANNING CAN PRODUCE. YOU CANNOT BY YOUR OWN PLANNING ACCOMPLISH THE IMPOSSIBLE, OR PLAN THE PERFECT PLAN FOR YOURSELF; YOU DO NOT HOLD THE FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS NOR CAN YOU DO MIRACLES. I HAVE BROUGHT YOU TO THE END OF YOUR PLANS AND DESIRES SO YOU WOULD TOTALLY SEEK MY PERFECT WILL FOR THIS JUNCTURE IN YOUR LIFE. THIS JUNCTURE LEADS YOU TO A MUCH BROADER FULFILLING OF ALL I HAVE PLANNED FOR YOU AND THE GLORIES OF MY KINGDOM. Romans 6:22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.
FINALLY, YOU ARE QUIET BEFORE ME AND IF YOU ASK ME TO PERFECT YOU AND YOUR FUTURE, I WILL TAKE OVER THE PLANNING AND FREE YOU FROM THE FRUITLESSNESS AND EMPTINESS OF NOT BEING TOTALLY LED OF MY SPIRIT. WHAT FRUIT CAN BE PRODUCED FROM WORLDLY THINKING? IT TAKES MY WISDOM AND SPIRIT OPERATING WITHIN YOU TO PRODUCE THAT WHICH HAS ETERNAL VALUE. TIME THAT SEEMS LOST CAN BE A COLLECTOR OF WISDOM AND PERSPECTIVE THAT YOU COULD NOT HAVE GAINED ANY OTHER WAY. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME GRIEVING OVER MISSED OPPORTUNITIES. SEE WITH THE EYES OF FAITH AND TRUST THAT BRINGS REJOICING OVER THE LESSONS LEARNED AND THE TRAINING YOU HAVE RECEIVED. YOU ARE BETTER OFF FOR HAVING LEARNED THE “DON’TS.” NOW APPROPRIATE THE “DO’S” AND GO FORWARD IN CHRIST BEING FULLY GUIDED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. Psalms 107:19-21 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
MY PLANS ARE OFTEN DISTORTED BY YOUR PRE-DETERMINATION. YOU ARE PRAYING, BUT YOUR HEART IS BENT TOWARD YOUR DESIRES. YOU CAST YOUR “BREAD UPON THE WATERS” ATTACHED TO YOUR “LEAD.” WHEN YOU PRAY YOUR SELF-INTEREST, YOU TIE MY HANDS AND I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU MORE OF THE BUILDING BLOCKS THAT MAKE UP YOUR PRESENT LIFE. WHY NOT REACH OUT TO THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES RESIDENT IN ME ALONE? I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED, WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU, AND HOW TO BRING YOU “UP HIGHER” IN ME. THE BUILDING BLOCKS AND LATENT TALENTS I HAVE PLACED WITHIN YOU ARE MY CREATION AND I KNOW HOW TO USE THEM FOR MY GLORY. I HAVE PLACED THOSE POSSIBILITIES WITHIN YOU AND I ALONE AM THE KEY TO THE DOOR OF YOUR FUTURE AND HIGHEST POTENTIAL IN MY KINGDOM. Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?
I HAVE PUT WITHIN YOU TRAITS AND GIFTS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN BROUGHT TO PERFECTION BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONLY ASKED ME TO “BLESS THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS AND YOUR WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE.” BECAUSE YOU ATTACH MY NAME TO EVERYTHING YOU DO, YOU ASSUME YOU HAVE PUT ME IN CHARGE AND ARE DOING MY “HIGHEST AND BEST” WORKS. MANY OF YOU HAVE LIVED YOUR LIVES IN MY NAME, BUT THE WORKS, PLANS, AND DESIGNS WERE NOT AS GREAT AS THEY COULD HAVE BEEN BECAUSE YOU NEVER FULLY REACHED THE PLACE OF SAYING THESE WORDS: Matthew 26:39, “O My Father,………….. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN MY NAME IS “GOOD,” BUT YOU COULD HAVE REACHED HIGHER HEIGHTS THROUGH ME, IF YOU HAD LET ME BE THE “MASTER BUILDER AND DESIGNER” OF ALL OF YOUR WORKS. James 4:6-10 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
MY CHILDREN, IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO REACH THAT PLACE IN ME WHERE YOU “REST” FROM YOUR OWN PLANS AND WORKS AND MAKE THEM “MY PLANS AND WORKS.” THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR THE HOUR IN WHICH YOU LIVE. THERE ARE NEW PLANS AND NEW VISIONS THAT I HAVE PREPARED TO MEET THE CRISES OF THIS HOUR. I HAVE BUT ONE GREAT PLAN; THAT IS TO READY MY CHILDREN TO DO MY END-TIME WORKS AND CARRY MY END-TIME VISION. MUCH PRAYER AND SEEKING MY PERFECT WILL IS ESSENTIAL FOR EACH OF YOU. I HAVE A PRE-DESIGNED AND ORDAINED WORK FOR ALL OF MY CHILDREN. ALL OF YOUR ANSWERS AND NEEDS WILL BE SUPPLIED FROM ME ALONE. I AM THE VINE AND YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. DRAW FROM MY LOVE, WISDOM, AND PLANNING FOR YOUR LIFE. Luke 12:49-56 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.” Then He also said to the multitudes, “When you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming’; and so it is. And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is. Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?”
I ALONE KNOW YOUR BEGINNING FROM THE END. I HAVE MUCH MORE TO GIVE YOU THAN YOU HAVE ASKED OF ME. THERE ARE STRENGTHS YOU HAVE NEVER RECEIVED. MY GIFTS HAVE OFTEN GONE UNCLAIMED! YOU HAVE LIMITED WHAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED ACCORDING TO YOUR UNDERSTANDING. I HAVE NO CONSTRAINTS IN WISDOM, BLESSINGS, KNOWLEDGE, OR POWER. MY CHILDREN, YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE NOT ASKED! James 4:2-3 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasure.
I HAVE WELLS AND RIVERS OF LIVING WATER TO GIVE YOU. YOU CANNOT DRINK IT ALL BECAUSE MY RIVERS NEVER RUN DRY. I DO REQUIRE YOU TO, “COME, AND DRINK”. DO NOT BE SELF-SATISFIED, BUT “HUNGER AND THIRST AFTER RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUTH.” JOB BECAME SELF-SATISFIED AND THOUGHT HE HAD ALL OF GOD THAT HE NEEDED. AFTER HIS SUFFERINGS HE BECAME WISE. JOB 42:1-6 Then Job answered the LORD and said: “I know that You can do everything, and that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You. You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. Listen, please, and let me speak; You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’ “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”