Fulfilling Your Purpose

Devotional

“Where is the nose of your plane?” 

You are the pilot of your life. You have the choice to bolt full throttle and pull up the nose of the plane. God is the engine, the power, and the glory in your life. Your job is to reach out and to trust in Him. Most of us, however, get confused. We presume we are the pilot and the power. That’s where things turn terribly wrong. This is where aspirations nose-dive out of control.

When you are making progress, it can be easy to become more focused on the work than on God. It’s tragic to let results get ahead of the relationship. The truth is, this has happened to me. I crashed, burned out, and even left my church.  

The enemy is out to kill, steal, and destroy you and create a barrier to living out your dreams by making you results-focused rather than relationship-focused.

To prevent that from happening, keep your finger on the pulse of your relationship with God. This relationship connects you to the heart of God so your life can be fueled continually by His power. God is the source, making possible the desires of your heart. First Corinthians 8:3, “But the man who loves God is wisdom.” Without the Word and communication with Him, you lack true wisdom. You are a plane without an engine. If you are not listening to and looking for His direction, how can God direct your steps? Absent God’s truth, the enemy will shoot down your hopes and purpose with discouraging lies, delays, or failure.

Relationship yields results. Results do not yield relationship. 

If your heart is filled with the knowledge of who God is and who you are in Christ, there is not a lie in this world or a potshot from the enemy that can bring you down. Keep the relationship engines tuned up and the nose of your life plane will continue to soar toward accomplishing all God has for you.