For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
In this month of Progress, it is important that you understand how to achieve the type of progress that the Lord has planned for you. Someone might ask, “I desire to make progress in a particular situation but how do I begin?” This is where wisdom comes in. Wisdom is not putting two and two together to make four; that’s the wisdom of this world which isn’t bad, but it’s not good enough. True wisdom, which is God’s wisdom, teaches that sometimes, what you may consider the ideal may not necessarily be God’s choice. True wisdom is knowing and doing the will of the Father in love.
This reminds me of the story of a certain man who came back home from work one day and announced to his family, “I’m tendering my resignation.”
“Why?” they all asked in shock and disbelief. The fellow was just about to be given a major promotion in the multinational corporation where he worked, and now he said he was leaving. “Why?” everyone wondered! “I have to resign because I was praying and the Lord told me to”, he replied.
The man went ahead to resign and not long afterwards, the hitherto conglomerate from which he resigned went bankrupt and folded up. Following the wealth of experience he had garnered over time, he established his own company and started doing very well, and he’s still doing extremely well till date.
Notice that the man didn’t leave his former company because it appeared the organization was going down, for at the time, everything seemed okay with the company. He left because he knew the heart of God concerning the company. Knowing the heart of God concerning a matter is wisdom and this is where real progress begins.
By studying God’s Word, you become acquainted with the character of the Father; you receive insight into His will for your life, for His Word is His will expressed. Through prayer, your spirit is conditioned in such a way that you operate in God’s frequency; you’re in sync with Him and hence able to receive His thoughts, follow the guidance of His Spirit and achieve supernatural progress in life.
So, I urge you today, in this month of Progress, to spend time in prayer and in the study of the scriptures, because as you do this, you’ll find yourself functioning always in wisdom – the wisdom of God. Remember, you have the mind of Christ, which means you can know the heart of the Father concerning any situation. This is why progress for you is inevitable!