Stop wishing upon a star, and bring your A-game to the drawing board everyday. You never go back to the drawing board in Father because you never leave the drawing board. This is the exciting part of walking with him, you’re always looking for what’s up next in your life’s order box. Since we really don’t know what’s next, we are always living at the drawing board to be on the scene to receive what’s next, and run with it. You can’t get caught not ready to jump in sync with whatever Father just released off the drawing board. This is why you can’t leave it, and put yourself in a position where you have gotten to far away to respond with His next movement. Once you start operating on the Father level of the Godhead, it really is as the Bible tells us: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
I’m always the first to be concern if all that I have to move on is only that which I know. I start with what I know only to give Father the time He needs to give me that which only He knows. I don’t look for greatness to come out of what I know, I look for what I know to run me out into the greatness of what only Father knows. When you first start moving out on what you know, it is really a hope that you are moving on waiting to be empowered by your faith. It is that little substance that God planted in you for the purpose of igniting you into action: that’s all you know when you take that first step to hope for something. God has this beginning and ending for us all, but He has to jump-start us at the proper time. So you do have at the beginning of the next project in your life’s order box a piece of the unknown, that would be your hope, within you to make sure you get off and running. Then you hang out in La La land for a brief moment, in God’s mind, so that He can connect you to your end. Once we step out on faith looking for God to connect us to what’s next, we only have to trust in Him. His time is not our time, but He is always aware of how much time we do have.
Now here is the thing that Father needs you to remember for Him once you take that initial step off the drawing board. Your first step off the board is based on hope, a feeling, expectation or desire that has no substance to it. This is why you feel the caution, and risk of taking that uncomfortable step of faith: it puts you in La La land. You are now looking for God to come to your rescue as fast as He can with the answer to your hope now that you have stepped out so bravely in faith. Here’s the thing to remember, the only thing that stabilizes you in La La land is substance added to the thing you hoped for. The natural part of you will not like this waiting game with Father, and will try to grab on to the first thing of substance that it sees so that it can breath, and feel comfortable. It’s like being under water with an empty air tank while waiting for the air to be delivered to the tank: the substance is the air. if you have a lot of good air in a tank while under water, you can stay submerged as long as necessary. The same thing when stepping out on hope, and finding yourself in La La land dangling around with nothing to anchor you when you first step out. You have to trust God that He put enough air in your hope to sustain you until He can begin to stabilize you with the substance of that you hope for: don’t make panicky decisions early on in La La land because you think that you will run out of air. He will not allow such a thing to happen to those that love Him.
The panic comes because you are still trying to operate from the hope stance that got you to move out on faith in the first place. Once you dive into faith mode, you don’t lose hope, but you no longer wish upon a star. In other words, hope gets you into La La land for Father to connect with you, but faith gets you out of La La land into the victory you seek. Faith, unlike hope, is all substance: hope has nothing to do with substance. Hope is what you believe could happen for you, but faith is the substance of your hope that you move in to make it happen for you. So to get out of La La land, every time you see substance roll off that drawing board that matches the thing you hope for, breath. Air has just been provided for your air tank to sustain you farther on your journey until you reach the next air station. The air you need to breath is not just going to get in your tank because you are in the area, or such a good standing person in the community. You have to reach out in bodily form, and grab on to that which matches your hope before it passes you by. Yeah, God will be right there in the executive office monitoring everything, but He is not going to make your hands reach out, and grab that which you are hoping for. Here is where you will bring you A-game to the faith fight, and take ownership of what is yours before it belongs to someone else.