To think, it’s almost been a year since no Plan B has been published. In the last year I’ve had the great opportunity to have many people purchase and read No Plan B. many people have told me how this book has impacted their lives. The greatest challenge has been, not in writing this book, but in living this book. It’s one thing to write a book, to preach a sermon, or sing a song out of theory. It’s another thing to do that from life experience.
God will not allow you to teach something from a place you haven’t been before. I hope you don’t want it that way either. You’re able to teach from a richer place when you have gone through what you’re talking about. That has been my life in the last year. I have heard the voice of God more clearly than I have a long time. The challenge has been the same as I’m sure everyone else’s challenges is; to deny my will and to submit to the will of God. It’s often when God calls us to a place that’s bigger than ourselves that we begin to rationalize and try to compartmentalize God and his purposes for our lives. I want to be all that God wants me to be. I want to do all that God wants me to do. I want to go wherever God wants me to go. The hardest part is always the first step. I really feel I God to calling me to something big. To be honest with you I’ve been struggling with fear, doubts, anxiety, and so many more things. I know that those things are not of God, but those have been the giants that I have been at war with.
I know that I will not experience true fulfillment until I am in the perfect will of God. Maybe you’re reading this and you too are struggling with God’s will for your life. I want you to know that God is with you. I’m talking to you while talking to myself. There is and never should be A plan B. here are three simple things that we can do that will help us to stay in alignment with God’s will for our lives:
1. Pray! I know this sounds cliché but this is a single most effective way to stay in alignment with God’s will for your life. Pray, and let God speak to you. But when he speaks, obey him.
2. Tell someone- when you tell someone close to you what God is prompting you to do, you allow that person to keep you accountable.
3. Step out- Faith sometimes means walking into unfamiliar territories. You must know that God has already before you and his desire is not that you would fail.
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