God wants you to succeed. His plans are for your good, to prosper you and furnish your future with remarkable rewards. Through wisdom, you’ll gain insight and revelation that give you “understanding of your design and destiny” (Proverbs 1:4 PASSION).
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Jesus said, seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you seek first God’s kingdom, God’s way of being, God’s way of doing. That’s really all that righteousness is God’s way of being and doing and aligning ourselves with that in all that we do, in all that we think, in all that we say. And I believe that here here in this verse, this secret, that is no secret. I believe that this is what unlocks all of our creative aspirations, all of our creative dreams.
And yet sometimes I think our anxiety and our impatience causes us to run in other directions in pursuit of the very things that God wants to give us. And sometimes that pursuit is hijacked and like I am guilty as charged and we run after a thousand other opportunities, you know, our eyes glistening with all of the shiny promises that are emblazoned on the sales pages and paraded on the news feeds, you know, and and she comes like the harlot in the book of Proverbs, enticing us with pictures of easy riches and our senses satiated and like the ultimate significance in on the world stage.
I mean, like God help us, please, Lord, help us not to fall for these seductive ways, because ultimately that is what a lot of this is and it’s not necessary. I’m not actually criticising people, creating value and selling it, you know, and putting themselves out there. I do that myself and I want to learn to be a great deal better at it. But what I wanted to point out is our susceptibility to be drawn away from those things that the Holy Spirit has married us to, that that each of us has a clear, specific call, a clear, specific purpose, a good plan that was prepared for us before the foundation of the world that God has designed and developed us and shaped us to walk in.
And like in all of the noise of the marketplace, yeah, with all of these different voices saying come hither, come to me, go this way, go that way, wisdom, the Bible tells us, is stand. Also standing in the marketplace, Proverbs 1:20 to 21. In the amplified Bible reads, wisdom cries aloud in the street. She raises her voice in the markets. She cries at the head of the noisy intersections in the chief gathering places at the entrance of the city gates.
She speaks and wisdom’s arms are full of the riches that we seek. Whether those are riches to fill our bank accounts, riches to fill our hard riches to fill our mind. Wisdom has them all. She has to cry so loudly because the marketplace is so noisy. Voices from every corner are vying for our attention. But with wisdom, wisdom has the words that will empower you to reign in life. Proverbs one verse one in The Passion translation says that.
God wants you to succeed. God wants you to be blessed. God wants you to be enriched. God wants you to have an impact. God wants to raise you up and give you a voice and allow you to walk in a manner that is richly fulfilling to you and deeply helpful to others. Yeah, his plans for you were good, we all know the verse, you know, his plans for you are good to prosper you and give you a future to furnish your future with remarkable rewards.
Far above all you could ask or imagine. And boy, oh, boy, I tell you, tell me if I’m wrong. We can ask and we can imagine some pretty wild things. Through wisdom, see again in The Passion translation Proverbs 1:4, I love this the way this is rendered through wisdom, you’ll gain insight and revelation. And that verse says that will give you understanding of your design and destiny. And from this foundation.
From this foundation of discovering your design and destiny in God, through his work, through working with and listening carefully to the Holy Spirit from this foundation, your house will be built on a rock in your authority and your influence will flow again. Back to the amplified Bible Proverbs 24:3 and 4 through skilful and godly wisdom is a house, a life, a home and a family built and by understanding it is established. I’d like to add business there to.
And by understanding it is established on a sound and good foundation and by knowledge shall all its chambers of every area Carrabba’s Shaqra, both solo local, Mbulu McCullogh, she Karaman my whole abaca and by knowledge, Charlottes chambers of every area. Every realm of life, every part of your existence shall be filled with precious and pleasant riches. A deeply rich, satisfying, intimate relationship with your spouse. A rich and rewarding relationship with your children, a business that prospers.
A social life that flourishes. Businesses that grow personal dreams, hopes, ambitions, intentions that bear fruit. All of this is ours. If we will follow hard after wisdom and shut out some of the other voices that are currently vying for our attention. And again, I want to stress, I’m not saying that all of those voices should be drowned out and all of those voices should be shut up. We just need wisdom to know which ones to listen to in whatever season we are.
We are walking through and to to to safeguard ourselves from being from being dragged in every direction. That’s like being put on the rack. Sometimes we wait, we go to our social feed and it’s like like we willingly strap ourselves in the rack so we can be stretched in, you know, five directions at once, pulling all of our bones out of joint, pulling all of our sense of peace and wellbeing out of alignment. But, hey, let’s climb off the rack.
Let’s let’s climb off the hamster wheel and let’s let our hearts find rest in the company of God’s word that our hard find rest in the company of the one who made us and whose design and desire for us is certain and sure and. And planned and prepared. You know, your artistry will impact multitudes. I believe that your honesty and humility will hone your voice to penetrate the cacophony and find your tribe. So let prayer proceed, production led pursuit and passion for God underpin your prosperity.
Well, thanks for listening, hopefully. It’s been an encouragement to you today, if you want to connect any further, you can do so through my website at Davidleemartin.com. Have a great day.