There is a Plan for You!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
One of the greatest tragedies that can befall a human is not death but life not driven with purpose. One of the greatest calamities that can befall humankind is not poverty, but a life lived without having anyone to care for them. Life without purpose can become a wanderer and aimless in it its pursuit.
God, the Father, had a purpose for creating heaven and earth the first day, not the last day. Because our Father who dwells in the heavenly is purpose-driven, likewise, He created us in his image, so we should be purpose-driven too. But today, many people are driven by ignorant desires and desires that don’t serve them. They want to be like Jesus, but they don’t know how to live life like Jesus.
Luke 9:23 says, “Then Jesus said to all of them, “If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.”
A friend of mine once said, and I quote, “if a purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable.” As Apostle Paul confessed to the body of Christ in 1 Timothy 1:13, saying, “I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and a violent man; yet because I had acted in ignorance and unbelief, I was shown mercy.” Oh! You might be a former blasphemer or former prosecutor and injurious to the people of God just like Paul was before conversion; mercy is made available for you, there is a plan for you.
Are you ignorantly following the world system just like Paul did? You don’t need to fear if you will be rejected! Paul’s ignorance does not justify his sinful actions; he had an open heart and wanted to serve God in all he did. The plan is not extended to those outside Christ and unwilling to come into a covenant relationship with him repentantly. The plan (Grace) is a gift, but the gift must be received through obedience with a grateful heart. 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
1. Lord Jesus, I thank you for the plan you have for me, to save me and make me whole again.
2. Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Therefore, do not forsake the work of your hands.”