Sunday: December 20, 2020

2 Samuel 7:2, 4-5 That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent. But that night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, saying:“Go and tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord says: Are you the one to build me a house to dwell in?

In the operating theatre, there are a blend of mixed specialities: surgeons, anaesthetics, nurses, and theatre support workers, just to name a few. Each of them have a specific job description. Therefore, as much as the desire of the entire team is to work in harmony, a nurses good intention to assist the surgeon does not indicate a handing over of the scalpel to them to begin a procedure. That does not fall within the plans laid down for patient care.

Indeed, while the world is thus filled with many good intentions, not every one of those intentions has a place in your assigned purpose. You can follow good intentions and still miss out on your God given assignment. Your good deeds will gain you plaudits, but your real rewards lie in the completion of the tasks you have been assigned.

Two intentions, David’s desire to build a temple for the Ark of the covenant and Nathan’s encouragement to do this, were both good deeds. However, in the grande scheme of things, they had no place in the plans and purposes of God. Thus, what is good, may not always be what is required.

Sweetheart, good intentions are good, that is a truth we cannot dispute. However, it is very possible to follow good intentions and walk one’s own self out of the will of God for your life. Alignment is therefore a necessity because with it, we can be confident that whatever intentions that lie in our hearts, have a place in the assignment for which we have been placed on this earth.

So my dear, get aligned because good intentions are not enough.


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