Hi WR2W, I pray each of you are doing well and the month of March has brought you many blessings. This month for me has been all about being M.A.D. (Motivated About Destiny)! When you have set goals and surrendered them to the Lord, you must be intentional and become extremely M.A.D. To be M.A.D. means to be motivated about God’s will for our life. The reason I say this is because “everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny” (Ecclesiastes 6:10 NLT), but it is useful to be in relationship with Him and seek after it. Being M.A.D. is all about relationship, purpose, and position. Are you in relationship with the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)? Do you know the purpose He has created you to fulfill? Are you in position to receive the blessing that being M.A.D. brings? I would like to think that we can answer yes, but the truth of the matter is that the majority of us have a lot of work to do before we can truthfully answer yes.
As hard as it may be for us to accept, we have no control over our life and all that it entails, which includes our destiny; but we do have control over our actions to come into relationship with God by studying His word, praying to Him, and praising and worshiping Him. This is the type of work we must put in if we want to experience the presence of God and His revelatory power. The bible says in Hebrews 11:6b (NLT), “anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him”. The only way we can know if He exist is to try Him by pressing into His presence and spending time at His feet through the way made by Jesus Christ. If we truly want to know our purpose, we must know God as Elohim, the Mighty Creator of all things; Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ who makes intercession for us, and the Holy Spirit who teaches, comforts, and guides us along life’s journey. To know one without the other is not truly knowing God. He is all three “equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption” (BBFI, Article of Faith II).
So WR2W, I encourage each of us to get to know Him and surrender our heart to be positioned to be used for His great and mighty works and watch the blessings that come when we are determined to be M.A.D. “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give [us our] heart’s desires.” It is so important when being M.A.D. to “commit everything we do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help [us]” (Psalms 37:4-5), but we must remember that our only desire should be to please Him by being M.A.D. which is to fulfill His will for our life. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!