Step 2: Accept and Plan

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“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you.”  Jeremiah 29:11-12 (GNT) 

Introductory Remarks: 

“The promises of God are certain, eternal, unchangeable truths…whether they are found in the Bible or elsewhere.” Can you accept them? If not, why not? If so, have you caught God’s plan or vision for bringing the promise into your life experience in orderly ways? “A promise, according to Webster, is…something sent beforehand to indicate that something unseen is at hand. It is a declaration that gives the person to whom it is made the right to expect and claim the performance of the act.” Foundations of Unity, Series 2, Volume 2, pgs. 10-11.

Major Points of the Lesson:

  1. In her It Works If You Work It text, Dr. Johnnie Colemon says you must “accept your dream, [the promise, the goal] as being possible.” This means all fears, doubts, and concerns that you have concerning the promise must be “cast out of your mind.” With a sense of expectancy, see (in your imagination) the dream fulfilled in decent and orderly ways. Pg. 86.
  2. Prayerfully follow the blueprint that God reveals to you.
    • Write, type, or take action to concretize the promise, dream or goal you have accepted as true for you.
    • Working backwards, write out all the steps God guides you to take in fulfillment of the dream.
    • Put a timeline on each step you plan to take. You must START!

“You don’t have to keep on waiting for the relatives to finish with their shoes and clothes so you can have them. When you learn how to work these [spiritual] principles, you can have as many or as much of God’s good things as you want.”

Johnnie Colemon’s It Works If You Work It, pg. 89