“So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared His ways before the LORD his God.” (2 Chr. 27:6 NKJV)
It is only a fool who does the same thing over and over again, year in, year out, and expects a different result. When God is about to do a new thing in our lives, He is aware that we are in the world, so the first thing He does is to encourage us (Josh. 1:7, Judges 6:12) before we begin the assignment. When God is about to do a new thing, there is a place for preparation (2 Chr. 27:6). We must therefore have a mind that expects much more from God, for we serve a much more God (2 Sam. 12:8, 2 Chr. 25:9, Matt. 7:11, Luke 12:28). We must be ready to enlarge our hearts and expand our imagination and expectations in order to be able to accommodate the thoughts of God for us.
In order to be able to do exploit in the Kingdom of God, we must be bold and courageous. For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23:7). Activating the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16) is all about aligning our thoughts and ways with the thoughts and ways of God (Isa. 55:9). Our thinking must be anchored on God’s word. It is our duty to find out and know what God is thinking, by studying the scriptures, for God to be able to use us for His glory.
Every day, God is doing something new. The mercies of God are new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23). Yesterdays’ mercy is different from that of today. When our plans are aligned with God’s plans, He will come through for us. For God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him with all they have (Heb. 11:6). It is when our expectations are anchored on the word of God, only then will our hopes not be cut off (Prov. 23:18).
What scriptures are your thoughts anchored on? Are your thoughts focused on temporary or on eternal things (2 Cor. 4:18)?
We cannot as a child of God prosper outside the word of God and His plans for us. To be a success in this world, we must be bold (Prov. 28:1) because it takes confidence to operate and contend for the faith (Jude: 3), we must also put away the fear of failure (2 Tim. 1:7), stepping out and taking on challenges.
We must begin by articulating our comprehensive plans and set goals beyond what our mind can handle based on God’s own agenda. Thereafter, commit the plan to the Lord (Prov. 3:5-6); only then will the Lord establish it.