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HE KNOWS YOUR END FROM THE BEGINNING

God has a purpose and a plan in regard to our Christian lives and the plan and purpose can never be frustrated. He has more than enough power to bring to pass, the execution of your destiny design. Therefore, in any given situation, you must acknowledge this truth and be rest assured that God will surely accomplish all His good pleasure in your life. All you need is to follow the Spirit of God bumper to bumper and engage His power in order that God's purpose for your life may be accomplished.


Reference: New American Standard Bible (NASB) 'Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.'



God is the Beginning and the End and His purpose on earth is established through us. In Christ, we are designed to accomplish God's good pleasure on earth, and also further His great designs. This is why He has given each one of us, a glorious destiny in Christ. Revelation 22:13 (NIV) reads, 'I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.' The Lord we serve doesn't just know the end from the beginning; He is the beginning and the End Himself. Therefore note this: There is no power that can defeat the purpose of God or thwart His plan for your life. So you must fasten your conviction and stick with God's plan for you, no matter how challenging any situation seems, or regardless of any unexpected and unforeseen event that comes your way.


Today, we have apparent irregularities, uncertainties and disorders in the world systems, and for this reason, many minds are full of agitation and distress. Many also have countless reasons to be anxious because they have big questions in their minds, for instance: 'when will things ever get back to normal?' But what about this question: 'what if it doesn't get back to normal, will you remain agitated and anxious for the rest of your life?' The answer is simple - stop the anxiety. As new creatures in Christ, we have the mind of Christ. This mind is fortified against all anxieties. The Bible says in Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV): 'Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.'


Being anxious for nothing means that you don't put your trust in the increasingly bleak economic world, you don't hope in government authorities to make things right, and you don't trust in the media or temporary circumstances. Instead, your trust is in your maker, the Almighty God. Why trust in God? Because He knows the end of your story and He has declared that it's a good ending. Proverbs 23:18 (NIV) says, 'There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.' God already knows how your story will end. He's been to your future because He functions beyond the realm of time. Just for this reason, you can have faith and confidence that He is working behind the scene to take care of you and to give you a glorious future.


Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NKJV) also reads, 'The end of a thing is better than its beginning; The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.' This means, patience is needful in our Christian walk. The opposite is impatience and the goal of impatience is to avoid trying times, and follow the shortcut. It's the quest to get everything you want in life, in spite of the wrong costs; no matter who it hurts, and regardless of how you achieved it. But that is not God's definition or way of success.


James 5:10-11(MSG) reads, 'Take the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never once quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares, cares right down to the last detail.' Beloved, Job was a man who passed through enormous trials, endured them, and refused to renounce his faith in God. In the end, God rewarded him by restoring all he had lost and giving him much, much more, because he placed all his trust in God and exercised a great deal of patience. Therefore always trust God in all circumstances, knowing that His blessings are on you always and your glorious future is in His hands for good.


Scripture Reading - Jeremiah 29:11; Lamentations 3:25-26; 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; Romans 8:25; Philippians 1:6; Romans 12:12.


Guided Prayer: Thank you heavenly Father for making known to me, the path of life. You fill me with joy in your presence and with eternal pleasures at your right hand. In a world of uncertainty and flux, you are still the same yesterday, today and for ever. You surround me on every side and regardless of the changing scenes and situations, I step out into the future, knowing that your plans for me are for good only. Thank you for leading me in the right direction, to give me a hope and a future, in Jesus' Name, Amen!


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