In my work with creative people, I find there is an aversion to planning. Artists react even to words like plan, schedule, or goals. They feel as if I am asking them to wear a straitjacket while they are still trying to paint, write, play music or dance. The truth is that a plan is important for you to soar with purpose. A pilot must file a flight plan before takeoff; simply envisioning the destination will not get him there. All too often, people “take off” with a vision/directive/idea from the Lord only to crash and burn later. In most of those cases, no plan was in place to deal with the obstacles, resistance, and challenges encountered. Having a plan, seeing how things fit together, and seeking the Lord for order and direction keeps you from running ahead and running amuck.
Drawing up a flight plan begins by asking the Lord to reveal the so much more of what He created you to do. Asking for this revelation is not presumptive on your part. It astounds me how many believers seek a word of destiny from someone else, but they won’t seek the Lord themselves for His plan and purpose for their lives. It seems people are comfortable seeking God for their identity, but they get squirmy when I tell them to ask the Lord to show them their destinies. Dear One, God invites you to sit at His feet and ask for His guidance for your future. Providing guidance is one of the reasons He sent the Holy Spirit.
3 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. (John 16:13)
In this passage, Jesus is speaking. God the Son is telling His disciples what they can expect beyond His Ascension. He is teaching them about the Holy Spirit—the same Holy Spirit who is available to you and me. God, through the Holy Spirit, longs to speak to you. He wants to communicate what is to come. Communication is a two-way street. Yet, I have heard believers pray, “Lord show me the way” and then fail to stop and listen for the Lord’s answer. Take the time to seek the Lord for revelation for your flight plan and then listen as He speaks. You abide in the Lord. He abides in you (John 15:4). He will use your thoughts, notions, and dreams to speak His plan for this flight called life.