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I hope you’ve been encouraged in the value of talking to God. People might think followers of Jesus praying to Him asking for guidance is a bit of a copout from dealing with their daily lives. You know I have heard time and time again by our P.M. the word roadmap

This is a planning strategy that the government hope to achieve and to do that they have called an expert to help them make the decision. Can I say there is no better person for you to bring in to help you with your strategies and plans than Jesus Christ? Going Jesus’ way guarantees the roadmap of success.

Being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

Romans 4:21 NIV

Yes, like a government there will be setbacks along the way, there will be dreams and hopes dashed and even the future may be unpredictable. Jesus never guarantees an easy journey. There will be ups and downs and discouragements. Let me assure you if God is controlling your roadmap your destiny may be delayed but it can never be destroyed. Let me say that again. Your destiny may be delayed but your destiny can never be destroyed. The reason is quite simple. The one who is guarding your roadmap never fails. So many people have drawn huge comfort from Psalm 23 for that Psalm is very much an encouragement that David allowed God to lead him. Have you noticed David is saying that God leads him in green pastures and that God will be with in the dark times and further that God will provide for him and eventually he will abide with God forever?

So if people ask me why are you communicating with God for your roadmap it is quite simple; I want my destiny to be fulfilled and in order for that to happen I wish not only to commit my plans and strategies to God. I must allow Him to control those plans and strategies.

Going back to Nehemiah the next thing we see in his prayer is promises. Nehemiah prays to the Lord and says, “I want you to remember what you told your servant Moses. Remember Nehemiah is saying you made a promise to Moses and this nation, I ask you now to make good on it.” You see if God makes you a promise it cannot fail to happen, not like promises we humans make. God is different, He can be trusted to do as He says. Why? Simply this; His reputation is at stake. The verse at the beginning says “Being fully persuaded that God has the power to do what He had promised “ So we remind God, not because God has forgotten – not at all! Rather it will encourage you as you remember God’s word to you. You see Nehemiah is not alone in reminding God of His promises. David did it. Abraham did it. Moses did it. All the prophets did it and yes you can too. So be encouraged at the promises of God and bring your roadmap and leave it with Him.

Author Edward Lawrence

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