~You Are Not Getting A Blueprint…
Because I Want You To Seek Me Daily~
The Lord gave me this for someone the other day but He just now said that it is for many.. He said that this person was looking for a blueprint for their life but that He was not going to give her the blueprint because as it was with the children of Israel in the wilderness (when He daily led them with a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night) so He wanted to lead her daily.
In other words He could have given them a map but He chose to cause them to have to depend on Him daily!
He told me to tell this person that it was because of their personality. He said that if He were to give her the blueprint, she would get out ahead of Him!
When God gives us a prophetic word it is a glimpse into what our future could hold if we obey Him in the steps to get there but this is where He wants us to be dependent on Him. He sent the Children of Israel to go into the promised land but He did not tell them how to get there and even though they had the fire by night and cloud by day and He also fed them with Manna on a daily basis. They wanted other food. They were too impatient and also wanted to store it up but He told them that if they stored it or collected more for themselves than they needed that it would not be a pretty picture. Still, out of fear and lack of daily trust in Him, they disobeyed and reaped the consequences.
This is how we seem to be in our journey to what He has promised sometimes. We aren’t satisfied with His leading but want to eat more than He even gives us for the day! We desire to get there faster than God’s plan for us or quicker than His timetable. They began to murmur and became discontented with what God wanted for them on a daily basis and the word says when they murmured that they were destroyed of the destroyer.. You see when we get ahead of God’s blueprint for our lives without seeking Him for the daily steps, it is us being presumptuous and thinking that we know better than Him and this can get us out from under His wings and fair game for the enemy.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]” Psalms 91:1 (AMP).
Impatience is the work of the flesh and the bible says that “through faith and patience we inherit the promises.” God knows all of the pitfalls ahead of us on our journey and He knows what work has to be done in us through it all. Many of you want to inherit today what God is saying “wait on me for because I am doing a work in you and even in the people that are around you because I have the perfect plan for you and them and I know how to accomplish this!” Oh, I know nobody is shouting on this word, but it is just that, a reason to shout because we know that if He spoke something that He is working on it and “in due season you shall reap if you do not faint.”
The point in this word is that God is looking for a people who will rejoice in the journey. Rejoice in what He is about to do. Walk by faith on what He gives you on a daily basis and keep the vision before your eyes! He will not give you steps ahead of time but wants your trust in Him daily. I know this is going to shock some of you but He made it this way because He wanted to fellowship with you on a daily basis and be all and all to you! He loves you so much!! Then He made it so this journey would cause you to become more like Him as you went.. What wisdom our God has! Such a deal!! Thank you Lord for leading us every step of this journey!!
“But we do [strongly and earnestly] desire for each of you to show the same diligence and sincerity [all the way through] in realizing and enjoying the full assurance and development of [your] hope until the end, In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith (by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises” Hebrews 6:11-13 (AMP).
“By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight] from the moral decay (rottenness and corruption) that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed), and become sharers (partakers) of the divine nature.
For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),
And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] self-control, and in [exercising] self-control [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),
And in [exercising] godliness [develop] brotherly affection, and in [exercising] brotherly affection [develop] Christian love.
For as these qualities are yours and increasingly abound in you, they will keep [you] from being idle or unfruitful unto the [full personal] knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)” 2 Peter 1: 4-7 (AMP).
– by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.