God’s Plan Is Better Than Mine

Posted: December 4, 2013 in Food For Thought
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I recently had an interesting discussion with a family member who said that he wasn’t convinced that God had a perfect plan for every believer. I begged to differ with him.

The promise above belongs to every child of God, and it’s important that all of us believe it and live each day of our lives as though it’s true. If we don’t, we are at risk of spending a lifetime trying to figure out where we should go, what we should do, and who we should be with.

God told the prophet Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV) Our call may be different from Jeremiah’s, but it’s just as important for us to fulfill our purpose as it was for Jeremiah to fulfill his.

We are not called to duplicate or imitate anyone else in this life. We are called to become all that God has destined US to be. When we hand God the “steering wheel” of our lives–giving Him complete control–He begins to unveil His plans for us, one step at a time.

He usually doesn’t reveal the “big picture” to us all at once because we’d either become fearful, or have an attitude that says, “Okay, God–I can take it from here!” The Lord knows that we need His constant help, so He wisely encourages our dependence on Him.

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