Seeking God’s Plans
‘For I know the plans I have for you”[this is] the Lord’s declaration’ ‘plans for [your] welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’ Jeremiah 29:11 HCSB
Why did God put me here?’ It’s a simple question to ask and, at times, a very complicated question to answer.
As you seek to discover (or perhaps, to rediscover) God’s plan for your life, you should start by remembering this: You are here because God put you here, and He did so for a very good reason: His reason.
At times, you may be confident that you are doing God’s will. But on other occasions, you may be uncertain about the direction that your life should take. At times, you may wander aimlessly in a wilderness of your own making. And sometimes, you may struggle mightily against God in a vain effort to find success and happiness through your own means, not His. But wherever you find yourself’ whether on the mountaintops, in the valleys, or at the crossroads of life you may be assured that God is there . . . and you may be assured that He has a plan.
If you manage to align yourself with God’s plan for your life, you will be energized, you will be enthused, and you will be blessed. That’s why you should strive mightily to understand what it is that God wants you to do. But how can you know precisely what God’s intentions are? The answer, of course, is that even the most well- intentioned believers face periods of uncertainty and doubt about the direction of their lives. So, too, will you.
When you arrive at one of life’s inevitable crossroads, that’s the moment when you should turn your thoughts and prayers toward God. When you do, He will make Himself known to you in a time and manner of His choosing. When you discover God’s plan for your life, you will experience abundance, peace, joy, and power’ God’s power. And that’s the only kind of power that really matters.
God has a wonderful plan for your life. And the time to start looking for that plan and living it, is now. And remember’ discovering God’s plan begins with prayer, but it doesn’t end there. You’ve also got to work at it.
One of the wonderful things about being a Christian is the knowledge that God has a plan for our lives. Warren Wiersbe
If God declares what it means to be human, then our lives are not the meaningless collections of unrelated events they so often appear to be. Stanley Grenz
Dear Heavenly Father, your word says that the footsteps of a righteous man are guided by you. I pray Lord that you will guide my steps and my plans. Thank you that the events in my life are not meaningless coincidences but they are plans that you have set in motion for me. Amen