God is never on pause.
God has made us to fulfil what He has created us to walk in.
He does not hide what He has created us for, He wants us to know His purpose and for us to align with it.
When we find He closes doors it indicates we have not aligned in the first place.
Our prayer might be to give clarity, to release revelation, for wisdom.
Errors are made when we make decisions when we are in states of decision fatigue.
We will experience that there are certain times where our judgement has greater clarity than at others. We are fresher and see or sense more accurately.
Times when we best pre decide what we want an outcome to be.
There is Holy Spirit wisdom in our decision and it is at these times we can set the rudder more accurately into the direction we need to be going in to that destination.
At other times there is a discrepancy between our actions and our intentions.
We may intend to do something or go somewhere but we do not do what it takes or needs and therefore set ourselves up to fail.
Sadly we sometimes operate in being able to discern this dynamic better in others than in ourselves!
Our intention can be disconnected with the outcome.
Especially hastily made decisions when we are fatigued.
Examples such as below come to dead ends or failures.
We want to pass the exam but we don’t study for it.
We want to loose weight but we go to a doughnut cafe.
We want a secure marriage but we choose the wrong type of partner and so on.
Our destiny always lies ahead, not in the past.
Our destiny is always a reward of good, fresh, aligned decision making.
Our destiny is better adhered to when we are not being tempted.
We can be led astray by looking only for pleasure.
We are less likely then to falter or fail.
We can not afford to be a spectator in our own destiny.
Recognising where our anointing lies can help steer us more accurately because we will pre decide our course.
Joseph’s dreams predefined him not being tempted to cecum to Potiffer’s flirtations.
Esther’s acceptance of perishing if needs be directed her decision to help.
Daniels decision not to compromise or defile himself by what he ate took him to power and the destiny of Babylon.
Your decision determines your direction and delivers your destination.
Don’t allow yourself the opportunity to fail
Pre decide the outcome possibilities and live towards the direction of that outcome.
If I am in England and want my destination to be in France it will never be the case if I fly or sail West. That takes me to Ireland.
There is futility in setting off in the wrong direction, the wrong path.
There is futility In living only for the self.
There is futility in not fearing God and keeping His commands.
Our decisions determine our destination.
These need wisdom.
The illustration shows a closed door the spectrum the Holy Spirit.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6 ESV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
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