If God had a plan for your life would you do it?
Or would you keep walking down your own path?
Although, looking at the question, many people would say, “Of course I’ll do the Will of God!” However, so many times in life, when it comes to choosing His Will and trusting His plans over our own, it’s much easier said than done.
In today’s blog, I am going to share with you “3 lessons” I have learned about the Will of God. I pray that the stories & lessons I am about to share with you, give you a sense of purpose and the courage you need to walk into your destiny.
1. The Will of God is Not The will of “The people.”
⭐️Galatians 1:10 – Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
A little while ago, the Lord told me to leave a place and not look back. He told me my time was up and even directed my steps on where to go next. “His peace,” along with several confirmations followed the instructions I was given.
However, a few months later, people began to tell me, “I was Out of the will of God.” Listening to people, my peace began to be disturbed, and I was thrown into what felt like a big ball of confusion.
Wanting so badly to be in (What people told me was the will of God for my life) I left where He’d placed me, and went back to where The Lord specifically told me not to go back to.
Now, there is nothing wrong with the place I left or the people there, I learned soooo much from them and they are amazing mentors!
However, much like Elijah, the season was up for me to stay there.
1 Kings 17: 2-9 – God then told Elijah, “Get out of here, and fast. Head east and hide out at the Kerith Ravine on the other side of the Jordan River. You can drink fresh water from the brook; I’ve ordered the ravens to feed you.”
Elijah obeyed God’s orders. He went and camped in the Kerith canyon on the other side of the Jordan. And sure enough, ravens brought him his meals, both breakfast and supper, and he drank from the brook.
Eventually the brook dried up because of the drought. Then God spoke to him: “Get up and go to Zarephath in Sidon and live there. I’ve instructed a woman who lives there, a widow, to feed you.”
Often times, we as people try to make the old instructions God gave us, fit for the new season. But, it doesn’t work that way.
If Elijah would’ve went back to the brook, he would’ve been hungry, out of the will of God and eventually, (from his disobedience & not moving when God said move) he would’ve died. God’s provision for Elijah was no longer at the Kerith Ravine, but was now in Zaraphath with the widow woman.
⭐️Note: Don’t hold onto anything or any place the Lord is telling you to let go of, or move from.
When I went back to the old place, I had no joy, no peace, I was disturbed in my spirit, and I cried for months on end. If this was truly God, why was obeying Him so painful? Why didn’t I have His peace anymore?
But because “people told me” that was God’s will for my life, I fooled myself into thinking the same thing, and I stayed. By that one act of disobedience, I suffered and remained stagnant for almost 2 years.
Now, many months later, (18 months to be exact).
I took a trip to GHANA.
And on this trip,
The Lord gave me instructions on what I needed to do for my life to get back in His will.
And guess what y ‘all?
I am back where The Lord put me years ago! Although my first emotion was anger, because I felt I’d just wasted 18 months of my life that I can never get back! Nonetheless, I do know that The Lord is a redeemer of lost time.
Joel 2:25 – I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten
The lesson in this first story, is to listen to God. Regardless of what anyone say’s, and regardless of how any one feels.
It doesn’t matter if its your career, your church, your friendships or anything else! If The Lord speaks to you, and tells you to do something, you must obey Him at all costs and have an unshakeable, unmovable Faith in what He told you to do.
2. The Will of God is Not Impulsive!
Impulsive – acting or done without forethought. hasty, emotional, rash.
⭐️Philippians 4:6 -7 – Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.
A few years ago, I was watching this story on tv, it was an interview with this young man who was single and heavily involved in ministry. One day, after service his pastor pulled him and another young lady aside.
He told the man he was to marry this young lady, (who he later found out was the pastors niece) and that she was the wife God ordained him to be with.
In the interview the man said, I was not attracted to her, I did not like her and she was not even the type of woman I pictured myself marrying.
But, listening to The man of God, he took the woman out on a few dates, and after a while, she began to grow on him. A year later he married her, and 6 months after that they were getting a divorce.
Sadly, this is not the first story I’ve heard like this, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. The story ends with the man marrying another young lady he was already interested in (prior to the disaster) and they have been married for over 17 years now. His whole interview was about hearing the voice of God for yourself and not letting people control your destiny.
Although, that is a hard lesson for anyone to learn, one thing we as Christians must understand is that,
⭐️Note: No one can tell you the will of God for your life. Only God can.
Just like I got fed up with being confused and listening to people and fled to Ghana for 3 weeks; sometimes it takes drastic measures for you to hear the voice of the Lord over the voice of The people.
Because this man just went with the flow and allowed someone to project their will onto him without thinking twice about it, he later had to pay the price for it, with divorce.
Ladies and gents, the will of God is not hasty and sporadic! Just because someone tells you something, doesn’t mean that’s the will of God for your life.
If you’re going to school to be a doctor, and you go to a church one day, and a prophet says, “I see you being a hair dresser!” And you know good and well you don’t know nothing about no hair.
That doesn’t mean you go and change your major just because some prophet told you to. (Every Prophet does not speak for The Lord)
True words from the Lord come to CONFIRM what The Lord has already shown you, told you, or placed in your spirit. But they do not come to throw you off course if you’re already walking in His Will for your life.
And when it comes to spouses…
Leave that in God’s hands…
Don’t let nobody put you with someone talking about, “It’s God ordained” just because that’s their niece, nephew, friend or second cousin twice removed.
Unless of course,
You wanna look like this on your wedding day!
Lately, I’ve been studying and finding out a whole lot about the will of God, and concerning spouses?
I’ve learned, people will tell you the very person who God has ordained for your life is not for you, and a person He hasn’t ordained for your life, is for you. 🤦🏽♀️
I remember listening to Amanda Ferguson a while ago, (I love her vlogs)! And on her periscope, she talked about how so many people came to her, and told her not to marry her now husband, (who she’s been happily married to for years); & check this out y ‘all, some of them were even close family members!
Now, looking at how far God has brought them, the favor of God on their lives and their marriage, and how much they’re still in love with each other, she said she would’ve been a fool had she listened to them.
So, please hear me y’all..
It’s just not that deep…
When it was time for Isaac to get married, Abrahams servant (who had been sent out to find Isaac a wife) prayed to The Lord and asked for a specific sign to know who God had chosen for Isaac. Even though Rebecca came right over and did the very thing he prayed for! (Confirming The Lord was in this), Rebecca still had to make a decision.
She could either choose to stay at home with her family or she could choose to go with the servant & marry Isaac. However, even with all the confirmations from God, she still had to make her own choice.
With that being said,
The Lord may draw you to a person, He may give you dreams about this person, He may give you sign, and He may even ignite a fire in your heart for this person, but walking you down the aisle by your hand and forcing you to marry them..
God will not do.
The Lord shows us His will many times, and in many ways, He may make you uncomfortable outside of His will, but still, He will never force His will upon you.
And one more thing,
⭐️Anyone telling you to hurry up and get married or to hurry because God said this or that, pleaseee be Leery 👀 of them because God is not into the hasty business.
(I will talk more about this in my Next Blog though)
Last, but most certainly not least…
The point I have learned the most is…
3. You Cannot Escape The Will of God!
Since I’ve already given you examples as to how you can know the will of God for your spiritual life and your love life, I wanted to end the blog by touching on your destiny, which is tied to your purpose, and your purpose is the reason you are here in this world.
Just like a man invented a shoe 👞 to solve a bare feet problem, a tooth brush to solve a stinky breath and gingivitis problem.
You are here for a purpose, and The Lord placed you here to solve a problem in the Earth🌍.
You are not a mistake!
Even if you have been told that your entire life, I am coming to let you know that is a lie from the enemy! God foreknew you and predestined you for His purpose before you were ever born!
⭐️Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,
before you were born, I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.“
Just recently, The Lord told me what He wanted me to do regarding the gifts and talents He’d placed within me.
When He told me,
I could have smacked myself.
Turns out, the very music He want’s me to sing, is something I already knew deep within my heart years ago..
but, just like everything else the Lord showed me,
I ran from it.
I wanted to sing/write for money. I wanted me and my family to live well off. Honestly, I could care less about what God wanted me to do with my talents.
I mean they are My Talents right?
Ignoring those tugs to sing for The Lord, I rejected what I already knew and signed a publishing deal. Here I was, 21 years old, and about to start making over a hundred grand a year! Two weeks after signing the contract, I had gotten my first advance! Which was over 50,000 dollars.
I felt on top of the world!
However, that was as far as I got.
Shortly after I signed my publishing deal, people began to walk away.
My manager, my lawyer, my social media team.
The record deals and contract offers, started slowing down as well.
I am ashamed to say this went on for 4 years before I finally got the point.
(I can be so stubborn at times)
While I was in Ghana, on what I now call My Destiny Trip, The Lord spoke to me again,
“Takyah, I want you to sing for me.”
Except this time,
Unlike all the other times when I was full of pride..
This time, I was broken..
And when He asked me to sing for Him again
I couldn’t refuse..
I lifted my hands to The Father, and with tears streaming down my face,
I cried out, “Yes Lord, I’ll sing for you! Please…Father, I want to.”
Once I uttered those words, the Peace of God overtook me,
& since that very moment, I have been drenched in His peace.
I’m able to feel His presence again.
And I am so very happy…
I have been out of the will of God so long, that I forgot what it felt like to be in it.
It’s a joy unexplainable, It’s an assurance of His Approval that doesn’t need to be confirmed.
Yall… I am so happy!
So much so, that I am crying right now even writing to you..
but these are not tears of Pain or Sadness,
They are tears of Joy.
Now that I look back on my life, It’s kind of sad, seeing how many times I asked The Lord, “Lord what do you want me to do? Show me your will!” And Every time He would show me, I would say, “Nah…that can’t be it. Lord show me what you REALLY want me to do!”
To go in circles for years and find out that His will is exactly what He showed me the first time..
Do I feel stupid?
But You know what?
The lessons I’ve learned over the past few years will continue to teach me for a lifetime.
Sis/Bro, God didn’t place you here to party, have wild sex, get on drugs and live selfishly for yourself. Although, you can go on doing life your way; I want you to know, He did place you here to do His Will. There are books about you, already written in Heaven. How your life will go, who you will marry, even down to your very last breath. However, you cannot access these books or what’s written in them apart from The Very One who wrote it.
⭐️Hebrews 10:7 – Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
I have come to do your will, my God.
⭐️Hebrews 12:2 – looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith,
At the end of your journey, one thing that is true..
Is that your spirit will leave your body and you will stand before The Father…
And when you do…
“the people” will not be standing with you
“your family” will not be standing with you
“your parents” will not be standing with you
“The fear that made you disobey God” will not be there
“Neither will the doubt or the pride”
The only thing that will be there, is you and The Lord.
And when you are standing before Him..
Giving an account on what you did with the life He gave you…
Will He call you unprofitable? Or will He smile and Welcome You in?
Is all yours.
So whoever you are, and wherever you are,
If you’re out of the will of God or have any confusions about God’s will for your life.
Go to Him.
Talk to Him.
And wait for His answer.
But I am telling you,
Do what you must to get back in His Will.
Your “Well Done Thy Good and Faithful Servant” depends on it…
I have never done this before but The Holy Spirit told me to do it and I am following His leading,
If you don’t know Jesus and want to know Him, and you want to experience The Love He has for you in a tangible way.
Repeat this prayer,
I admit I have sinned. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself only. I am sorry, and I repent. I ask you to forgive me.
I believe that you sent your son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for me, to save me. You sent Him to do what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life; I give it to you. From this day forward, help me to live every day for you and in a way that pleases you.
I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you. In Jesus name I pray.
If you’ve just prayed that prayer Welcome to the family! Inbox me, and let me know if you want, and I’ll help you understand the beautiful life changing decision you’ve just made!
Until next time My loves!