So Today I want to focus on us as Christians tapping into God’s Agenda for this Year of Divine Grace. Stop what your doing and listen for just a moment. Ask yourself this question…“Are you where you should be right now?” if the answer is “No”, then consider that you are outside God’s agenda, you are outside God’s plan for your life, you are traveling on the road of mediocrity that leads to nowhere and realizing that that isn’t where you want to be will lead you to look back, turn around and walk back on God’s designed path for your life. It says in God’s Word to …seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you [emphasis added] – (Matthew 6:33).
What does that really mean?
It doesn’t mean that if you do church activities “in the sight of God” you’ll get blessed like a “get rich quick scheme”. It means that in your heart of hearts, you personally make it your priority to advance God’s agenda on earth which is to fulfill the great commission of discipling nations and teaching them about what the Word of God says about the Kingdom of Heaven and what Jesus did for us at Calvary. Jesus was always talking about the Kingdom when He was teaching his disciples and followers and in the same way that is what we have to do in this life too. We have to make people aware that the Kingdom of God is real and near them. It’s great that we are saved, but there are countless others out there that need to hear the same good news that will bring them out of the kingdom of darkness and into the glorious one filled with light. We need to ensure that we aren’t simply occupying space on Earth until we get to Heaven. We need to care about our unsaved brothers and sisters as well.
Did you know that you are part of God’s plan? If you are walking outside of His will, you will find that where you are right now is leaving you with feelings of depression, dissatisfaction, frustration, worry, uncertainty, obscurity and doubt. You aren’t aligned with God’s purpose for your life if you aren’t making it a point to advance God’s agenda in your life. You were made for a purpose, a great one at that and that is why it is important that you get back on track. Get back on God’s track, more specifically. You may have many reasons and excuses to avoid God’s plan and path for your life, but I tell you the truth, you will end up with a wondering spirit looking for things to fill up the empty spaces and voids in your life if you keep ignoring the fact that God placed you here to advance His Kingdom. You must be Kingdom-minded, Kingdom-motivated and Kingdom-driven to preach the gospel of Truth to the Nations. If you have not made it a point to share the message of salvation with others in your life, aren’t you “missing the mark” (also defined as “sin”)? You can’t be simply satisfied that you alone are going to Heaven while others are perishing. If you are thinking in this way then you truly do not understand the Heart of Jesus.
Keep Seeking God
How do I advance the message of the Kingdom? Use what you know best, but in all things prayer is the first thing you should do. Seek God to give you direction on how to pursue His agenda effectively. Talk to your Church leaders to get their advice. Get involved with your community and find opportunities to testify about what the Lord has done in your life. I’m sure there is something that you can give God praise for. Your entire life is a testimony of the goodness of God. Seek God and it’s alright to not have all the answers. That is why you must seek first the Kingdom in the first place. God knows that you need His help in order to satisfy the call on your life so get serious and go down on bended knee and fast if necessary.
[ Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking ] “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
What is my calling?
If you don’t know what your calling is then this is an indication that you need to pray and seek God more in your life. You maybe feeling lost and unsure about where you need to be, but your calling is tied to your giftings. Your job could be the very tool God wants to use to impact other people’s lives. Do not limit God with your limited way of thinking because God is limitless. You have to decide right now that today, you are going to make God’s agenda your top priority this year. You are actively going to make an effort to share the message about the Kingdom with others. You will no longer shy away from testifying about God’s goodness in your life. You will make it a point that Jesus is still relevant and needed in other people’s lives. God will create the platform for you. All you have to do is step out and reach out by Faith. Stop overthinking things and just act and be moved by faith.
You won’t always get it perfect all the time, but that is why it says in the Word that it is through Him we become perfected when we keep His Word.
The important point is to share what we know about Jesus to others. People need to know that God loves them and that it is not His will that any should perish, but that all would have everlasting life (2 Peter 3:9; John 3:16). My concern is that the theology of today has got us so caught up in storing up treasures for ourselves here on Earth that we have put the great commission on the back burner. It’s great to get blessed, but don’t allow your blessings to get you to lose focus on God’s agenda. I don’t think that God is pleased.
Let’s tap into God’s Agenda everybody. Let’s not lose our focus to the distractions of life and remember why we are here. We are here to do what it says in Isaiah 61: