Swim against the stream but in the will of God

Genesis 3:11 “And He said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?

Leader, I bless you with open ears that are ready and willing to listen to and do what God tells you to do. The world with its many opinions is quick to tell you what is acceptable and expedient for ‘being in’, conforming to man-made standards of living and ruling. These might seem beneficial, good sense even, but if they do not align with God’s standard for living and ruling, it will not only come to nothing but might very possibly alienate you from God’s best. His standards are infinitely higher and His plans for your rule in your sphere of influence, infinitely greater and more rewarding. If your heart is in tune with His heart and your desire is to please Him, He will guide you every step of the way. If you are called on to make difficult decisions, or if the many choices vying for your attention threaten to overwhelm you, tempting you to take the road of least resistance or the plan that sounds the best to your intellect, I bless you with the discipline to become still for a moment. Look for the nod of approval from the Prince of Peace. If perfect peace – even amidst difficult choices or circumstances – does not accompany your decision-making, be wary that you might be eating from the wrong tree. I bless you with the perseverance – and a sense of adventure! – to swim against the stream, if it means staying in the perfect will of God.

Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

One thought on “Swim against the stream but in the will of God

  1. You remind me that salmon fish swims upstream for reproductive purposes. For us to raise up a next generation of spiritual leaders in business and in church, we have to be prepared not to conform to the norms of the world, which would imply going with the flow and swimming with the current downstream.


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