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Three Keys to Benefiting from Your Plan

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The whole plan is necessary to receive the whole benefit. Don’t pick the pieces you like and leave the rest thinking you are going to get the benefit of the whole plan!

We have a healthy diet in our home, but recently we enjoyed a “cheat day”. It was a day of debauched eating! We indulged in several delicious deviations from our norm. The next morning Kristy and I sat in the living room drinking our coffee. She looked at me and said, “You led me astray!”

I asked, “How did I do that?”

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What To Do When Even You Don’t Believe What You Are Declaring

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Recently I read Psalms 138:8 which says, “The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.” [NLT]. Notice that in a single verse David declares a truth about God and his doubts about the very truth he declared. On one hand, he understood that the Lord would work out his plans for David’s life. On the other hand, David felt the need to cry out, “Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”

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Two Hard Truths of Dreaming Big

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I want to be where the people are
I want to see
want to see ’em dancin’
Walkin’ around on those
(Whad’ya call ’em?) oh – feet

These are the lyrics from the song Part Of Your World sung by Ariel in the classic Disney story The Little Mermaid. It is a song of dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It is a song from the heart of a young girl who sees a life beyond what is familiar. It is a soaring song with heights reaching far above anything Ariel understands. It’s a song that most Next Level Leaders are familiar with. Your song has different lyrics, but the sentiment is exactly the same.

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Identify Your Life’s Message

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You have a purpose. You were designed by God with a specific plan in mind. We are all called, collectively, to fulfill the great commission. We each have crucial roles to play. We have destinies to fulfill. I believe that each of us contains a God-embedded life message that has been divinely placed into our souls.

When you know your life’s message you can answer the question, “What message is God declaring through your life?”