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What God wants!


Ever wondered what God really wants for us? What is our purpose in this world? Why are we here? These questions may seem to have very obvious answers; but not as you think. I don’t believe God wants to prosper us; He doesn’t want to help us. He even doesn’t want to love us. God has ALREADY done all these things for us. Otherwise why does the Bible tell us ‘out of his fullness, have we all received…’? As He is, so are we in this world! Why does 2nd Peter 1:4 tell us that we are partakers of His divine nature? These and many more verses got me thinking perhaps I should adjust my prayers. We have been doing it wrong I guess…when we ask God to bless us, make us rich, love us, and all sorts of requests that are not in line with our ‘nature’. 2nd Timothy 3:5 confirmed this to me – that they have ‘a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof’. We know but we fail to act on what we know.

Let me share what I am strongly convinced God wants for us. It may sound nonspiritual but this is what I believe – God wants us to be just like him. In the new dispensation as new creations in Christ, He has made us participants in His life. We ought to live His quality of life. Righteousness is the foundation of all blessings (Matt 6:33). Jesus descended so that we could ascend into the Heavenly realms and be partakers of the unspeakable joy and love of the Trinity. I am one believer in ‘heaven-on-earth’. My pastor asserted this to me on Sunday. So at least we are now two! We are here to enjoy life on earth, help others and create a little heaven down here. Otherwise why then have we been made righteous? It is not solely to go to heaven! It is neither for us to be rich, prosperous nor to be healthy and enjoy life with our friends and relatives! NO. It is so that we exemplify the God-kind of life. God has already done all these things for you. He has loved you; John 3:16. This in itself is enough! Notice all these are past tense. Won’t you then be belittling God by asking Him to do what He already did? Aint you sure? No wonder Pastor Judah Kalinga says ‘some prayers, you can answer for yourself’! For example as you read the Bible you come across a segment that reads ‘by his stripes we WERE healed’. Meaning sickness has already been dealt with. Then proceed on and preach this to someone who doesn’t know and is struggling with illness. Change their mindset and get them receive salvation.

If we have His authority, power..etc, we should walk like Jesus did. In fact, we should do even greater things than Jesus did (John 14:12). He wants us to be SOULutions to those who are still in the dark; those struggling with life. God wants us to open the eyes of others to see that they have all they ever needed. However, the moment misguided pursuits begin to ensue, you lose focus – you forget what God wants! You begin to ask God to bless you so that you live lavishly, you help your relatives & friends…whereas we should be asking for more influence and grace to reach out to the world! This is selfishness. God never wants us to think of ourselves first, He dislikes self-centeredness. Now that your needs are met, meet those of others. You have been blessed so that you bless others. I know you might be asking now for God to bless you so that you help others. I once thought to myself ‘if I were president for a day, I would help the whole world’! God always entrusts us with a little first to see if we will be faithful. I strongly believe I am blessed ENOUGH to be a blessing to others. Do something NOW, and quit waiting for better time…then God will be proud of you and empower you ten-fold!

This is what God wants.

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