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Written by Dave Boller for “Working for Christ” @http://work4christ.wordpress.com
HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS!
“Remain in Me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.”(John 15:4, NIV)
Oftentimes, inspiration comes to me in a “vision” – even in a dream – of what God is planning for me. When I have difficulty visualizing His plan, I find myself lacking attentiveness and motivation. As much as I want to do God’s will, it’s very difficult for me to move forward with purpose and passion. I need to know where I’m going. I need to know where God is leading me!
When I started my business a few years ago, I did so with the understanding that I would dedicate my work, and my life, to the Lord. As I sought His guidance, I hadn’t fully received a clear picture as to where I should focus my efforts. As a result, I was “out of sync” every day and had difficulty maintaining my enthusiasm.
After stumbling around on my own for some time, I decided to turn to prayer. It was during this quiet time that I realized the Holy Spirit has always been with me and that He has directed my every move. He has never made demands on my time, but has always waited patiently for me to look for Him. And, yes, I found Him – right where He’s always been – waiting for me to open my eyes.
When I spend time with Him, I am in His will and He guides every step I take.Proverbs 3:6 teaches, “In all your ways submit to Him, and He will direct your paths.” As long as I follow His advice, I know where to find purpose and clarity.
You may not hear God’s voice the same way I do, but He is patiently waiting to hear from you. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you each day and to guide your actions and decisions. Good things happen when you spend time with the Lord! I now have the confidence and motivation that comes from knowing that I am on God’s designated path and that He will guide every step I take. He is the overwhelming focus of my life!
Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!