2 Samuel 7:12-13 (NIV)
 When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom.  He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

Something has come up a few times, with different people.  What happens when you are convinced God wants you to do something and then something else happens that seem to completely change those plans?
            First of all, God does not play games with us.  He does not put a carrot in front of us and when we get close – take it away suddenly.  Secondly, He is not shocked when “something” happens that could interfere with His plans for you.  Thirdly, He does not tell us everything that is going to happen along the way.  For our part, we may have completely misunderstood what God wanted us to do, and/or we may have inserted our own hopes and desires into the mix, and misinterpreted His intent for us.
            It is always a good idea to get Godly counsel from experienced Christians when you believe God is directing you to do something (this is not a lack of faith).  As you move forward in the process, it is a good idea to stop now and again to review and re-evaluate what is going on.  I hate to say this, but having success does not necessarily mean you are in God’s will for your life and obstacles are not always an indication you are going in the wrong direction (and vice-versa).  Are you beginning to see why it is so important to be praying constantly and seeking Godly counsel?  This is also another reason to be involved in a church setting, but we will talk about that some other time.
            Bev and I moved to Elko to plant a church in a completely different denomination than the one we belong to now.  Most of what happened to us at the plant and coming here to Greater Life Church was not how I saw things happening.  I know one thing: We are in Elko to do God’s will – so we are staying in Elko.  I have people that I talk to regularly to help me stay focused and to help focus this church.  We may not completely get it all correct, but we will please the One who sent us here.  If you feel God stirring something in your heart and mind, find someone in your life that has gone a few more miles in this walk we call Christianity and get their counsel – and do your best!