© 2022 Dr. Samaria M Colbert
There is an old saying that goes “not having a plan is planning to fail.” One of the ways I have been able to accomplish so much is because I have been a strategic planner most of my life. I always knew that my choices dictated my destiny. I knew that no matter the prophetic promise over my life there was a part that I had to play as it relates to my purpose and destiny.
Don’t get me wrong my life is not perfect, I am not perfect, and my life has not come without unexpected twist and turns. However, I can say being someone that partners with God has been the single most important strategy that has caused me to produce more than most have in a lifetime. That is not to brag but to be a testimonial of what happens when we collaborate with God.
Anyone can be a strategic planner and yield results, however true to my work I will give you faith principles that govern kingdom success.
Faith Principle #1
God has the plan. If we are going to be successful and guarantee results, we must understand the difference between God’s plan versus our plan. It is his plan that will prevail.
Jeremiah 29:11 King James Version
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Proverbs 19:21 New King James Version21 There are many plans in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.
Prevail means to win, conquer, prove more powerful.
How do we know that God’s plan for us will be successful?
Faith principle # 2
God’s plan cannot lie, because He does not lie according to Numbers 23: 19, Titus 1:2, and Hebrews 6:18.
Numbers 23:19 King James Version19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Man can lie. Our emotions will, mind and heart can lie to us but God will never.
How is his plan going to manifest.
Faith principle # 3
After we seek God for His plan, He will respond. God will speak to you in a way that you can understand, and he is not going to ignite your fear, rather your faith.
God speaks in a vision of the night, dream, audible voice, or unction in our spirit.
Faith principle # 4
God does not reveal the totality of the promise all that the same time. He reveals what you can handle. Once God speaks write the vision down.
1 Corinthians 13:9 King James Version9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
Habakkuk 2:3 King James Version3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Faith principle # 5
God has the plan; he also will reveal the way you should take.
Way means method, road map, track, or path.
You don’t get to follow your way to get to God’s plan. Remember it’s God’s way and God’s plan that we must choose to submit to. I have heard people say once God reveals his plan for your life, you do your own way, and keep going until he tells you to stop. NO!
Proverbs 14:12 King James Version12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Isaiah 55:8-9 King James Version8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Clearly God is telling us that his way and our way are different. We must submit to his way to be successful.
Your way your consequences, his way success is our reward. Your choice.
It is normal for you to not always understand why God is taking you a certain way or not agree with the way. You still have a choice to submit to his way or not.
If God says go then go, if he says stay then stay.
If God gave you his plan, why would he not give you, his instructions?
After God gives you his instructions write them down along with the plan he gave you.
Remember God always promises results. Obedience to his plan and his process always pays off, it doesn’t take long for God to respond however it may not happen right away.
You will also not see results right away. Obedience is our responsibility; timing belongs to God.
There is always going to be a part you play and a part he plays. He will not do your part. Somethings are obvious, if God tells you, you are going to be a great cosmetologist you must study and get trained.
Kobe Bryant says, he gives himself a contract and he doesn’t break the contract with himself.
Final words of wisdom. You will always have haters, distracters and frenemies who don’t want you to succeed. Remember God gave you the plan, if he wanted or needed their support, he would have given it to them. Don’t try to convince anyone what God told you.
Finally, “Seek to serve and you will discover greatness along the way.”
Follow God’s plan.
© 2022 Dr. Samaria M Colbert