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No matter where you are at this moment, if you haven't found God's plan for your life--STOP what you're doing and start looking for it! There's nothing in your past or your present that He can't use. Maybe you've veered off course; we all have at one time or another. Read the stories of those God used and you'll discover that "blowing it" isn't unusual. It's actually part of the learning curve.
Actually, you know more about your future that you think you do. So, it's time to start walking.
Walking by faith is simple--it's one step at a time. Each step is preparation for the next. If you try to skip a step, you'll lack the proper foundation for the next step that follows. If you are where you are, following the leading of the Spirit, you're there because your future needs you to be there, laying the right foundation for what's ahead.
Faith is like a muscle; opposition may strain it, but in the end it grows stronger. The Psalmist David understood this principle. He was continually hounded by his enemies. Even when he was being anointed to sit on the throne, Saul, the old king, was still occupying it. But instead of losing faith in God's promise, David understood that "the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself" (Ps. 4:3 NAS). When the Philistines captured him he prayed, "When I am afraid, I will trust in You" (Ps. 56:3).
Too many of us stand on the dock waiting. We want the ship in place, the gangplank perfectly positioned, the weather right, and an engraved invitation before we're willing to launch out. It will never happen! Dreams don't move toward us, we have to move toward them!
In our own lives, the Lord often tells us to "move on" when the financial need is still in front of us; when the disease is still there; and when the temptation, circumstances, and trials are still there. Those of us who live by faith do that. As we move on, it may look as if we are walking into destruction. But we have to remember that God is fighting the battle for us. We aren't walking into defeat. We are walking through to victory!
As the coming of the Lord draws closer the glory of the Lord will increase. Those who follow religion as a form, as it seems Zachariah did, will have their spiritual shallowness exposed in the presence of the glory. Those who have inclined their heart to the Word, as Mary must have done, are the most likely to be able to comprehend and interpret spiritual matters (Proverbs 4:1, The Amplified Bible).