Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Let Go! The Plan Isn't Yours!
So...its a wake up call. That's right! Its that moment when the penny finally drops and you get it...You get what?? You get it! That thing....the missing piece of the puzzle. The light bulb moment. The Revelation!....Wooo!
All your life you believed you had it nailed. You had what you believed was the PLAN....You knew what you were going to do. You knew when you would have it by. How old you would be...The salary you'd command....The business you'd have....The postcode that beautiful house would be sitting on....How fine he or she would be....what the wedding date would be how many kids you would have..right???
Then guess what??? It doesn't happen. Not the way you think....
Were you wrong to plan?? No! Direction is important and most necessary.Were you wrong to have desires and aspirations?? No it keeps us on our toes. But here is an ingredient that is full proof and is a must for any plan.
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
Couldn't say it better myself...God knows the plan He has for YOU!. So lets take a look at this.... If God knows the plan, instead of stressing, worrying, comparing our lives to other people, trying to figure it out in our limited mental capacity isn't it easier to spend a some time with God and let Him reveal the path??
Why?? Whats the point you might say???
Well as you read on, He says His plans are for good. So if His plan is for our good that's a great thing right? That means we are going to be lead in a direction that profits us. That is beneficial to us. His plan will be bountiful and fertile. Advantageous and honorable. It will be Divine.
Now I will be the 1st to lift my hand and and say....my hair brained schemes or plans...led me to disaster in some way shape or form.I'm sure if your honest... You've done it too!! Did some foolishness and then came the repercussions. You were caught up in pride, arrogance and selfishness. You looked around at all the rubble surrounding you and said "Why did I do that?" Well at the time the idea seemed great and then you planned and then....you know the rest...
But Isn't it refreshing to know with God, you don't have to relive those moments? Doesn't mean life cant and wont happen, but the piece of mind of knowing Gods plan for your future is good and full proof is priceless. Knowing He is going to give you the future you expected and the Hope to have even better. Minus all the self inflicted mess???? Minus the aimless soul searching and years of 'I don't know what to do' Stalling, wasting not just our time but others too?
How do I know God's plan is right for me??
I'm so glad you asked...go back to Jeremiah Chapter 1
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
I love this. No God has not appointed us all to become prophets to the nations,but He has appointed us all for a purpose. Our very birth has meaning behind it. Although like myself my parents did not 'plan' to conceive me,God had a plan for me. He knew exactly what my birth was to signify even if my parents didn't at the time. There is a reason you were not born 1889 or scheduled for 2014. There is a reason why you were set apart for this season, this time, this place right now.
Even before the nine months of development our bodies went through to survive outside out mothers womb He knew us. He weaved together every cell, vein and molecule our body has. He knows you intimately, like no one else. He knows the imprint you are to make on the world.
With all this in mind, surely His plan is better than your plan A,B and C?....Just a thought x