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God’s Building Plan

Psalm 127:1

Unless the LORD builds a house, its builders labor over it in vain; unless the LORD watches over a city, the watchman stays alert in vain.

Our best laid plans can only reflect good intentions and limited knowledge. No one knows the future, except God, who has the ability to change anything He wants. While we may try to build a house and put everything we have into it, God is still in control. If he doesn’t want the house built, He can stop it at any moment with whatever means He finds necessary. By the same token, if God wants it built, no demon in hell can stop it!

We must be careful to follow God’s plan, which includes submitting to it and trusting it. Pray continuously over the things God has placed in your heart, and look for doors of opportunity to open regarding those things. He will direct you in the right path. Sometimes, those doors don’t open right away. If we will simply submit the matter to Him, He will open the right doors at the right time. If we try to force them open too early, we will stunt our own growth and risk possible damage. When God is building a house, however, we would do well to get with the building program and go to work!

Attacks will come. In fact, we should expect them. God watches over us, and there is no way we can see everything that is coming. We must be willing to relinquish control to God and let Him handle the matters that threaten His work. We are His city, and He watches over us. We don’t need to lose sleep over things we can’t control but He has fully addressed already. Developing a pattern of praying, submitting, and trusting is crucial in helping build God’s kingdom. We must remember we are servants, not masters.

Accept the mindset today that if God is not in it, you don’t want it. If He is in it, He will make it happen and open the right door for you. If He is not in it, there is nothing you can do about it, anyway. Perhaps, His timing hasn’t come yet. Praying, submitting, and trusting will prevent you from missing His timing when it comes. He has something wonderful for you, and He is positioning you for success.

Have a blessed day!

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