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Does our agenda align with God?

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)


Dear Fellowship Family,

As we consider these words from Peter, “[God] is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance,” we find God’s agenda. He doesn’t hide it from us. In His gift of Jesus, He made it known that “. . . the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10) God pursues His lost sheep and He celebrates when one returns to the flock. He “. . . desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

Now that we are clear on God’s agenda, let’s consider our own. What or whose agenda are we promoting? How tight is our grip on our family, our finances, and our future? Are we striving for control and asking God to intervene when we need to be rescued? Are we making plans first and asking God to bless them second? Each day, do we ask what opportunities He has for us or do we ask Him to be glorified in the agenda we’ve set?  

And how can we be certain that our agenda aligns with God’s? John 15:5 paints a beautiful picture of how we can be sure: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." When we hide God’s word in our hearts (Psalm 119:11), seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit (John 16:13), and allow Him to direct our steps (Psalm 119:133), we can be certain that the agenda we are promoting is His alone.

Understanding God’s agenda, salvation for all His children, perhaps we could consider that maybe we are asking God the wrong question. Maybe our question should not be, “God, what is your will for my life?” Perhaps the desire of our hearts should request, “God, use my life to fulfill your will.”

Seeking His Will,


Dr. Kathryn M. Teston

Head of School

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