The Secret! There are those claiming to know the secrets of the universe, the solution to getting what you want simply by applying the laws of attraction, dreaming big, blah, blah, blah! We’ve been inundated by those ready to reveal the secret to being happy, fulfilled, healthy and prosperous!
So, how do you get what you want? It’s not about laws of attraction or thinking positively, although research seems to back up having a positive attitude and outlook can help you achieve in your life. However, the best way to get what you want is to align yourself under the Word of God, walk in the Spirit of God, and make what God wants your priority! Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.”(Amplified Bible).
God knows that you have needs and desires and even wants! He’s asking for you to seek FIRST His kingdom –spend time in His Word finding out what it is HE wants out of your life – the life that HE purchased, the life that HE suffered for- you must remember it’s not your own. He’s so gracious and so loving that He will loop back around and give you those things you desire.
My story is a simple one. I never intended or planned to be a magazine editor. My goal was to simply get my degree after my kids got older so that I could help my husband with college expenses, etc. I didn’t even have a particular field in mind when I went back to school.
However, I’ve always had a passion for women’s ministries. I have always enjoyed being a women’s ministry leader. At our present church I decided to create a newsletter for the women who were not able to come to our bible studies. My focus and my goal was simply to get the Word of God to those women!
Before I knew it the newsletter became a full- fledged magazine with subscribers not only in the United States, but now in 22 countries! It is clear to me now that this is the divine calling upon my life. I had no editorial or graphic design experience! Just a willingness to do what the Lord wanted me to do – get the WORD out! He then looped around and gave me not just a ministry, but a career and a lifestyle!
We must stop looking for secrets, magic bullets, and easy money makers! We must align ourselves with God’s Word and His wants and desires will become our wants and desires -working together for our good and His glory!
Remember Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
c/2007 Candie A. Price