“God brought us into this world because He has things for us to do”
During our 33 years of ministry, we have had many prophetic words spoken over our lives. God has repeatedly spoken through music, signs, wonders, and miracles. He has also spoken through the prophetic youth and shown himself as a Mother and a Father to the generations. There have been prophetic words spoken for each season of life which help us navigate through the ups and downs. Those words have been vital to fulfilling the call of God in our lives. We haven’t always gotten it right, but they have been guideposts pointing — and sometimes rerouting — us back in the right direction.
Every person has a purpose… a destiny ordained before the foundations of the earth. God brought us into this world because He has things for us to do, people for us to see, and places for us to further His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven. The struggle often is finding out what that purpose is and staying on course.
I have kept a journal for as long as I can remember. My family teases me about it because I have an entire section of my bookcase for those journals. I have journals in every room in case I get a revelation and need to write something down. Some notebooks are brightly colored, some are animal print (my trademark), and some are simply a three-ring college notebook. I have hardbound notebooks and softbound, but they all contain Words from God. Sometimes these Words are given to me in my quiet time as I go about my day talking with Him and others by a vetted and respected minister of the Lord. They are treasures to me.
When God gives us a Word He does so for a reason. These Words are seeds that need to be watered, cared for, and cultivated to bring about the harvest that He intends. God speaks to us to encourage us; to give us hope and a future. He has a magnificent plan for our lives! He has designed a specific course for each one of us. Our job is finding out what He is saying, following that plan, and letting Him direct our steps. It takes a combination of faith and hope to transform those dreams and plans into reality. He is a good, good Father and He has an abundant life waiting for us!
“I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” – John 10:10
“ ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back from captivity.’ ” – Jeremiah 29:11-14a, NIV
“Well, Mama Swan…” you say, “I’ve never had a prophetic word spoken over my life.” And to that I say… great, today is the day for you!
In Jeremiah 33:3 God says: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” In the AMP it says: “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know” (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand). Do you want to know great and mighty things? God wants you to call Him! He wants to show you your destiny! He is the author and finisher of your story! As you find your identity in Christ, He will reveal who you truly are, why you are here, and what you are to do!
Matthew 7:7 says “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Ask yourself:
- Am I asking?
- Am I seeking?
- Am I knocking on the door?
- Am I truly expecting to hear from God?
“Yes, but how do I know that it is God talking to me?” Great question! In John 10:14 NIV Jesus says, “I am the Good Shepherd; and I know My sheep and my sheep know Me.”
He goes on to say in John 10:27 NKJ: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” If you are a sheep, then you can hear God’s voice. God knows you intimately! As you set time aside to read God’s Word and listen to God’s voice you are on the path to your destiny.
One Word from God can change your life! Do you feel stuck? Are you ready for a life change? Do you want to hear the Lord speak to you in a new way today?
When you partner with God you can be confident that “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)
No matter where you are in your journey with God, He has a plan for you. If you have a Word from God and haven’t seen it come to pass yet, hang on… tomorrow I will share how God gave me a Word in 1998 that is just now coming to fruition. God is always right on time; don’t think that you have missed it. God can turn something around in a minute if we get on board with what He doing.
It starts with coming boldly to the throne of grace (favor) in our time of need, repenting if we have willingly missed it (because of wanting to do things our way), and then earnestly seeking Him. It is in His presence that we will know who we are, whose we are, and why we are here.
So, what are you waiting for? One word from God can change your life! The only thing standing in your way is you!
Say this with me: Father, in the Name of Jesus, I come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy in my time of need. Please forgive me for trying to do things my way. I want to know you, Jesus. I want to hear your voice. I want to know the plans you have for me and how I can impact the Kingdom while I’m here on earth. I am your sheep and I hear your voice; another I will not follow. I know one word from You can change everything. I am listening.