Month: April 2015

Fulfilling God’s Plan for Your Life (Part 2)

Fulfilling Gods Plan

Welcome back to our look at “Fulfilling God’s Plan for Your Life.” If you missed part one, feel free to take the time to read that before we continue on today. Fulfilling God’s Plan for Your Life (Part 1)

In Part 1, we focused on taking the time to get to know who God is for us as individuals.  And this is very important.  We can’t just skim over that and keep going.  It was God who not only created us but he also created the plan that he has for our lives.  Let us not be like the person who said “Lord, Lord.” But I pray that from this point on, we would all make a personal convenant with God to get to know him a little bit more in this beautiful journey called life that we are all apart of.

Now before we continue with today’s thought, I want to share a very important thought and it’s tied to what we just mentioned.  Are you ready? Ok, here it is: The Proof of Desire is PURSUIT! I hope if there is one thing you get out of today’s blog, it’s that.  If you say you really want to fulfill God’s plan for your life…then the proof of that desire inside of you will be you pursuing it.  I’m sorry to tell you…but the plan of God isn’t just going to fall on your lap.  It’s not going to be found in a fortune cookie and you won’t be able to ask someone else to discover your plan for you.  You have to do something about it.

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Now, I just want to take the time to share a portion of God’s word (Don’t you just love God’s word? There’s nothing like it!) with you today and then you can continue on with your day. We’re going to glean from the book of Matthew 7:24-27:

 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

It’s important that we take the time to listen to the things that God is telling us.  It’s a sad thing when christians no longer hear the voice of God in their lives.  They begin to learn how to minimize the convictions in their lives.  In this story, God is telling you and I how to build our lives.  Our house is our lives.  And the house that we build will not only affect our lives but those around us as well.  I pray you understand just how important you are and just how much you matter in the eyes of God.  He loves you so much.  As a matter of fact, there’s nothing you could do to make God love you any more or any less.  He’s crazy about you and he wants to use your life for his honor and glory.


Your life is very important…so it’s important that we use the right tools to build the life that God has called us to live.  Just like a builder needs the right tools for each project he is given, it’s the same with you and I as well.  We have to learn how to build our house (life) on the rock (Jesus). When we do that, come what may come…but at the end of it all, we’ll still be standing and going forward accomplishing all that God has set out before us.

When we don’t take the time to build our lives according to the plan that God has, scripture is clear about what will take place, “it fell with a great crash.” Some versions say that it will “collapse.” Maybe you’ve seen this in your own life or in a loved ones life…where they experienced a crash. A crash takes place when the foundation is weak. It’s the foundation that holds up any structure.  Our foundation as christians is the word or God & prayer.  Those are the things we need constantly in our lives to be able to build a foundation that will last the test of time. Once a crash takes place, it can cause destruction and this is where other people could feel the aftershocks of the pain.  Too many christians today don’t take the time to build the right foundation in their lives and have grown up crooked or have allowed the effects of compromise (pet sins that sometimes turn into transgression and then iniquity) to cause gaps in their foundation. Give it enough time…and a crash is waiting to happen.

I believe you don’t want that kind of life or you wouldn’t be taking the time to read this.  Choose to be the wise man or woman that builds their house (life) on the rock. Take time to check your foundation today.  Allow the holy spirit to check your spiritual foundation to see if everything is in order. Be open to any adjustments you might need to make in your own life to avoid a collapse that would not only affect you but those close to you as well. Believe me, you won’t regret it!


Fulfilling God’s Plan for Your Life

Fulfilling Gods Plan

God has a plan for your life!  I’ll say it again…God has a plan for your life! Now let me just ask you a few questions before we get started today.  Do you know that God has a plan for you life? Most people would actually agree with that question. Next question: Do you know what God’s plan is for your life?  Now that one isn’t so easy to answer for some.  Many would agree that they know there is a plan for their life but not everyone knows what that plan is.  Now for the final question: Are you fulfilling God’s plan for your life?  It’s one thing to know there is a plan, even another to know what it is…but in order for you to be able to be effective & fruitful, you have to take steps toward fulfilling that plan.

The plan God has for your life is great! And if you give it some time…it’ll affect not just your life but the lives of those around you.  I’m reminded of the plan that God gave Pastor Sonny Arguinzoni…to reach “Treasures out of Darkness.” It was from that calling that a world-wide movement formed, known as Victory Outreach International.  The mission (or you could say ‘plan’) is:

Victory Outreach is an international, church-oriented Christian ministry called to the task of evangelizing and discipling the hurting people of the world, with the message of hope and plan of Jesus Christ. This call involves a commitment to plant and develop churches, rehabilitation homes and training centers, in strategic cities of the world. Victory Outreach inspires and instills within people the desire to fulfill their potential in life with a sense of dignity, belonging, and destiny. Victory Outreach works cooperatively with others of mutual purpose in accomplishing the task before us.

It’s so awesome to see that “Treasures out of Darkness” are still being reached to this very day. That’s the kind of God that we serve! He has a plan so big for your life that it’ll affect not just you but those around you.  That’s exactly how I feel when I think about the plan he has given Victory Outreach Whittier. We call it the “Vision of the House.”

  1. We’re called to be a Strong, Growing Thriving Church (Holy Ghost Hospital & University)
  2. We’re a Ministering Church
  3. We’re a Sending Church
  4. We’re called to Possess the Land

You might be saying…”that’s great! But what about me?” That’s where we’ll turn a corner right now.  This has everything to do with your life too.  The plan that God had for Victory Outreach International & Victory Outreach Whittier didn’t happen overnight.  It took some time.  Are you taking the time to build what God has given you?


In Matthew 7:21, the bible says “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” It’s very important that we take the time to understand what God is saying right here (in the next blog, we’ll talk about how the proof of desire is pursuit, meaning we have to do our part).  He mentions ‘Lord’ twice.  And many times throughout scripture, things are repeated to get our attention.  And right here in this verse, I believe the Holy Spirit is trying to get our attention.  If you’ve taken the time to read this blog today, I believe the Holy Spirit is trying to get your attention.  He’s trying to speak to you and deposit something life-changing.  

The first ‘Lord’ was an acknowledgement of his authority.  That’s so important because God should be the supreme authority in our lives.  He should be the one that we allow to sit on the throne of our heart.  This is so important for us to catch because we could so easily read through scripture and miss what the Holy Spirit is trying to tell us.  

The author goes deeper and says it a second time which not only acknowledged the authority that he had in his life but also it was also saying that ‘you know me.’ We have to learn to listen to what God is telling us.  Even right now…I don’t know where you’re at in your walk with God but I know that he wants to speak to your life.  He has great things for you.  He wants to share so much with you.  We just have to allow him to not only be the authority in our lives but we have to get to know him as well.  If we don’t do that, we’ll never be able to listen to what he is telling us and discover the amazing plan he has for our lives.  

There are so many more things for us to get into when it comes to the plan of God within our lives but I’ll leave you with that thought for today: are you taking the time to get to know him? Not just letting him be an authority in your life but the one you talk to on a regular basis. I pray right now that God would begin a new work in your life and that you would go from strength to strength. I pray that you would allow God’s word to begin to do something brand new and begin to take root like never before. Allow God to do what he wants in your life and you will never regret it.  Remember, God has a great plan for your life…just give it a little time and you’ll see!