Alignment; an arrangement in a straight line, a position of agreement or alliance.
I have had the word alignment on my mind for a few weeks now. Every few days, I will hear this still, quiet voice saying to me, “alignment is vital.”
As we know, if our vehicles are out of alignment, they do not drive straight. They even use more gas and become unsafe if left out of alignment.
The same is true for our bodies. If they are out of alignment, they do not function properly causing pain and discomfort.
Alignment is important in both vehicles and bodies. It is important in our spiritual life as well.
When becoming properly aligned our first priority must be to align with the word of God.
Psalm 119:89 says; Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
When we align ourselves and our lives with the word of God, we are standing on a firm foundation. We are anchored in hope and a good future.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says; All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Complete and thoroughly equipped sounds good to me, doesn’t it to you?
The word of God is alive and full of power, it has within it all we will ever need for correction, instruction and success on this earth – alignment with the word of God in our daily lives is therefore, vital.
Isaiah 55:11 says; So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
If we are walking in faith, obeying Gods word and aligning completely with His word, we can have confidence that the word of God in our lives will not return void but it will accomplish what it is sent to do. We have God’s word on it, and He cannot lie.
Once you are rightly aligned with Gods word, you must also make sure you are aligned with the right people in your life, especially spiritually.
Never align with people who are NOT aligned with God.
2 Corinthians 6:14 says; Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
Verse 18 says; Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
The word of God is plain, yes, we are to witness to sinners and tell them about Jesus. However, in our daily walk, in those we choose to be in covenant with or allow to speak into our lives, they must first be aligned with God and His word.
I will not align myself spiritually with someone who is knowingly rebelling against God. I choose to align myself with those who are properly aligned with God and walking in obedience to His word, to the best of their ability.
It is not always easy to discern who is truthfully aligned with God and who isn’t. However, we only need to watch what they say and do, and observe their fruit.
Light and darkness cannot mix. Peace comes in those relationships where you are rightly aligned.
Just as a vehicle is unsafe when mis-aligned, so are relationships. Seek God today and ask Him to show you areas in your life where you are not properly aligned with Him, His word, and His will. Then make sure you are seeking Him for any misalignments concerning people. Staying properly aligned will keep your foundation strong and sure.
Meditate on this:
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Ps. 139:23-24