I Hear His Whisper..."Do Not Judge My Plans for Your Life"
"I am training you and preparing you for the coming days. Your calling is unique and so your preparation will be unique. Others may walk in crooked ways, but your love for Me will not allow you to wander far from My paths.
"When you see your life as I see your life, you will know that My plans for your life are coming to pass. Nothing can hinder what I am preparing you for. The days of coming glory will not pass you by; you will experience all that I have planned – the fullness of My power is coming to you!
"Soon, very soon, you will be astounded in the changes I have brought in your life. You will move from one place to another, from being in the shadows to living in the brilliance of My glory. You will move from being confused to being comforted and filled with My life.
"Why would you doubt My plans for your life? Have I not called you to a unique and one-of-a-kind lifestyle? Joseph would have never come to the place of ruling and reigning if he lived in doubt, even in the dark days of his prison. Yet can you see how My preparation of Joseph, My servant, was one-of-a-kind? So will your preparation be unusual.
"I am calling you to a wonderful place of influence as you touch the lives of many. Do not judge My plans for your life by the momentary mess that is around you, or the unusual situation you find yourself in this day. I trained Moses to be My leader, My champion, on the backside of the desert. I trained David to be a warrior on the lonely hillside as he sang his psalms of praise to Me. I trained John the Baptist in the barren wilderness and My servant Paul in Arabia.
"Those I use the most, I bewilder the most! When you are bewildered and have no clue what I am up to, it is proof of My high calling on your life. Your day of destiny is near!
"Will you desire Me at any cost? Will you sacrifice to Me all your opinions of what I should do to move you forward? I will move in mystery to bring you into greater light. Never doubt Me in your darkness, but trust until the light of a new day dawns. My mighty grace is given to you in your difficulties and in your delights. The grace-gift I give to you cannot be diminished by what seems to be a delay.
"Trust, and the light will shine. Believe, and understanding will soon follow. I am all you need, in every step you take, let your heart say, 'You are all I need!'" (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Proverbs 4:4-9 The Passion Translation:
"Never forget My words.
If you do everything that I teach you
You'll reign in life!
So make wisdom your quest—
Search for the revelation of life's meaning.
Don't let what I say go in one ear and out the other!
Stick with wisdom and she will stick to you
Protecting you throughout your days.
She'll rescue all those
Who passionately listen to her voice.
Wisdom is the most valuable commodity—
So buy it!
Revelation-knowledge is what you need—
So invest in it!
Wisdom will exalt you
When you exalt her truth!
She will lead you to honor and favor
When you live your life by her insights.
You'll be adorned with beauty and grace
And wisdom's glory will wrap itself around you;
Making you victorious in the race."
Brian Simmons is known as a passionate lover of God. After a dramatic conversion to Christ, Brian knew that God was calling him to go to the unreached people of the world and present the Gospel of God's grace to all who would listen. With his wife Candice and their three children, he spent nearly eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Brian was involved in the Paya-Kuna New Testament translation project. He studied linguistics and Bible translation principles with New Tribes Mission. After their ministry in the jungle, Brian was instrumental in planting a thriving church in New England (U.S.), and now travels full time as a speaker and Bible teacher. He is also the lead translator for The Passion Translation Project which will result in a new, dynamic version of the Bible for this generation. He has been happily married to Candice for over forty-three years and is known to boast regularly of his children and grandchildren.