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A New Mindset About God's Will

You Can Trust God's Will

Welcome to Part 7 of this blog series on The Will of God. If you don't know God's Will for your life or you can't wrap your mind around God's plan, this blog series is for you. For Part 6, "God's Way or The Highway" click here.

Now, let's check out some interesting developments in Genesis 17. Just like we said last week in " Part 3: What's God's Will Anyway?" if you don't renew your mind you'll never understand God's Will. That's why after the disastrous decision to help God along, Abram and Sarai needed a mindset change so God returned to remind them of His covenant.

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16(NKJV) - When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. 5 No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations. 6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you. 7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.......15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16 And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be from her.”

Abram became Abraham and Sarai became Sarah because they needed a mindset change. From that moment on, every time their names were called they would hear "Father of Many Nations" and "Mother of Many Nations" respectively. They would be reminded of God's covenant with them and they would remember that they didn't have to do it in their own strength. They could trust God's Will for their lives.

What about you? Do you need a mindset change so you could trust God's Will? Maybe you need to set up something in your life that constantly reminds you of it. Maybe you need to start calling yourself by a new name. Stop calling yourself a victim and start calling yourself a victor. Stop feeling sorry for yourself by always looking at your past and start looking at your future. Stop making excuses for disobedience and motivate yourself to do what's right.

This message is personal for me. The Lord told me where He was taking me so many times and even though I'm on my way I'm not there yet. So I keep reminders around me of where He is taking me. One of my best friends knows what I'm doing so every time we communicate he calls me by the name of where God is taking me and I do the same for him. Our greetings go something like, "Hello Mr Game Changer" or "Hello Mr Culture Shaper" because what we are born to do will change the game and shape culture forever. We know where we're going and it keeps us focused.

It's important to do whatever it takes to keep your faith strong in God's plan for your life. It eventually worked for Abraham and Sarah after all the trouble they went through. It works for me and I believe it will work for you too. I remind myself everyday of God's call on my life regardless of how things look around me. Why not try that yourself?

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