In journalism there is a writing exercise that we do to get our creative juices flowing, it’s called a writing prompt. The goal of this exercise is to write continuously for a certain amount of time and write whatever comes to you. The first time I was assigned a writing prompt, I wasn’t sure of what to write, where I was going to go with it, or how long it was going to be; but as I continued to practice, it became easier and easier. Similarly, in life, God has placed dreams, ideas, and desires in our hearts that He wants us to take hold of and pursue with passion; but sometimes we need each other to get to where we are destined to go. To prompt by definition means, to assist; to move to action. Just like faith, prompting is a verb; it requires action. A familiar scripture found in James 2:26 says, “faith without works is dead.” In a similar vain, works without faith means that we are moving in our own strength. If we only pursue life in our own strength, we’ll never reach our full potential. We have to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and surround ourselves with like-minded people who are acting on their faith, and passionately pressing toward something greater. My dad puts it like this, “God puts His super over our natural” in order for us to live a supernatural life, and walk into the extraordinary destiny that God has prepared for each one of us. Lately, I’ve been stressing over not hearing from any of the jobs that I’ve been applying for, and at times I’ve started to think that all of the hard work that I’ve been putting into those applications has been in vain. What God is showing me though is that we can’t be committed to our works, because in the end they amount to nothing; but if we choose to commit to the Lord, scripture tells us that our plans will succeed. So remember, even if you have not yet seen your harvest, continue to plant your seeds, for in due season, God’s perfect plan will come to fruition.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.