ALIGNMENT TO GOD’S PERFECT TIMING: GOD IS BRINGING ALIGNMENT TO YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES: Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV): “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
I had a dream that I won’t go into but the interpretation is all about God bringing alignment to us, but also through us–aligning ourselves to His plan. These alignments happen in so many different ways but today I want you to see it in relationships, finances, careers, health, and circumstances, and learn how we can position ourselves to be in God’s perfect alignment.
Aligning with God’s plan and allowing Him to bring alignment to our lives means surrendering our own desires, ambitions, and agendas to fully embrace and pursue what God desires for us. It involves acknowledging that God is actually a leader in our lives and we need to hear His voice and know that He has a plan that we can’t get to without our relationship with Him. We have to know deeply inside that His ways are higher and His plans are perfect, even when they may differ from our own good plans.
To align with God’s plans requires a posture of humility and a willingness to submit our plans and decisions to Him, trusting that He knows what is best for us.
Allowing God to bring alignment to our lives involves being open and receptive to the changes, redirections, and transformations that He may initiate. It requires letting go of control and surrendering our circumstances, relationships, finances, careers, health, and overall life direction to Him. We invite Him to work in and through us, shaping us into the individuals He created us to be.
It’s important to note that God’s alignment doesn’t always mean a smooth and easy journey. Sometimes, it involves challenges, trials, and periods of waiting. But as we trust in His faithfulness and embrace His leading, we can have confidence that He is aligning every aspect of our lives according to His purposes.
The Alignment’s that are going to be most notable:
Alignment of justice for your life right now. There are many of you that have gone through a season like Joseph. Despite facing betrayal and injustice, he remained faithful and trusted in God’s plan. This created a fertile ground for God to align his relationship with Pharaoh and his relationships with his family to bring about reconciliation and restoration. It’s a powerful reminder that when we surrender our relationships to God, He can promote us, give us unimaginable favor, mend brokenness, heal wounds, and connect us with the right people for His purposes.
Alignment of finances. Have you ever heard the story of the widow’s offering? Jesus commended her sacrificial giving because she trusted in God’s provision. And you know what happened? God aligned her finances with His purposes, ensuring that her needs were abundantly met. When we surrender our finances to God and seek His wisdom in stewardship, we position ourselves to experience His provision and become channels of blessing to others.
Alignment in our careers. Let’s look at Moses. He didn’t think he was qualified for the task God had called him to, but when he aligned himself with God’s will, amazing things happened. God used him to lead the Israelites out of bondage. When we surrender our career aspirations to God and allow Him to guide us, He aligns our skills, talents, and opportunities to position us for impactful and purposeful work. He even gives us what we don’t have and what we need in stunning ways.
Alignment to Health. Health is another area where God desires to bring alignment. Remember the woman with the issue of blood? Despite her long-standing illness, she believed that just a touch of Jesus’ garment would bring healing. And you know what? Jesus aligned her health with His Divine power, restoring her completely. When we trust in God’s healing touch, surrendering our health to Him, we position ourselves to experience His restoration and rejuvenation in body, mind, and spirit.
Lastly, the Alignment of circumstances. Job’s story is a powerful example of God’s alignment. He went through tremendous loss and suffering, but he remained steadfast in his faith. And in the end, God aligned his circumstances, restoring everything he had lost twofold, and even more. He had a depth in His relationship and connection with God that made it beyond worth it…only God can make a season of loss that incredible. When we surrender our circumstances to God’s sovereignty, even the most challenging situations can be aligned for our ultimate good. God uses them to refine us and fulfill His purposes in our lives.
So, my friends, to be in God’s alignment, we need to let Him lead us. Seek His voice through prayer, His Word, and the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Surround yourself with Godly mentors, friends, and coaches who can offer wisdom and guidance. And don’t be afraid of life changes and tensions. God uses them to shape us and bring about His purposes.
BIBLE STORIES ABOUT ALIGNMENT: Abraham and Sarah: Abraham and Sarah were promised by God that they would have a son and become the progenitors of a great nation. However, they were already very old and Sarah was barren. Despite the odds, they faithfully waited for God to fulfill His promise. The story is detailed throughout Genesis, but specifically in Genesis 15:1-6, God makes the promise to Abraham. Genesis 21:1-7 records the fulfillment of that promise with the birth of Isaac.
Joseph: As mentioned earlier, Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and unjustly imprisoned in Egypt. Despite his circumstances, he remained faithful to God. In Genesis 40-41, Joseph interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh’s cupbearer and baker, and asked the cupbearer to remember him when he was restored to his position. However, the cupbearer forgot Joseph. Joseph had to wait two full years (Genesis 41:1) until Pharaoh had a dream and Joseph was called to interpret it. God then aligned Joseph’s circumstances to elevate him to the position of second in command in Egypt.
Hannah: Hannah, who was barren, fervently prayed and waited for God to bless her with a child. In 1 Samuel 1:10-20, she pours out her heart to God, and in His perfect timing, He blesses her with a son, Samuel, who became one of Israel’s greatest prophets.
David: David was anointed king by Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:13 when he was just a boy, but he had to wait many years, facing many trials including being pursued by King Saul, before he actually became king. Throughout this time, David continually sought God and waited for His timing to align his circumstances.
Simeon and Anna: In Luke 2:25-38, the story of Simeon and Anna is told. Both were faithful servants of God, waiting for the coming of the Messiah. Simeon had been promised by the Holy Spirit that he would not die until he saw the Lord’s Christ. When Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus to the temple, Simeon and Anna recognized Him as the Messiah. Their faithful waiting was rewarded with the fulfillment of God’s promise.
Each of these examples shows individuals who faithfully waited for God to align their circumstances according to His perfect timing and plan. Their stories serve as powerful reminders of the virtue of patience and faith in God’s promises.