Jeremiah 29:11(NASB) For I know the plans that I [h]have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Often when I teach about why did God put us here?” It’s a simple question to ask and, at times, a very complicated question to answer for many. As you seek to discover (or perhaps, to rediscover) God’s plan for your life, a good place to start is by remembering and embracing this fact: You are here because God put you here, and our God did so for a very good reason: It’s God’s Plan for your life.
Often times, you may have confidence that you are doing God’s will. But on other occasions, you may be uncertain about the direction that your life should take. At other times, you may find yourself wandering 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 God has a plan.
If you manage to align yourself with God’s plan for your life, you will be galvanized, you will be excited, 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 divine power. And that’s the only kind of power that really matters.
Quote: Warren Wiersbe: “One of the wonderful things about being a Christian is the knowledge that God has a plan for our lives.”
Point to ponder: 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.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your word says that the footsteps of a righteous man are ordered 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. In Jesus name, Amen.