Bridal couples make plans for a happy future. Parents hope their children will find their dream career and not settle. We all know the euphoric feelings of happiness that carry us like strong wings – but for how long? If our dreams, projects and visions fail due to our shortcomings, we can feel frustrated or feel like a failure. When external circumstances prevent us from reaching our goal, resentment can arise. Perhaps we are simply afraid of failure! However, failure is a completely normal part of life, and there is nothing to be afraid of. God has our good in mind, and will help you dust off your knees and get right back out there when you are following His will.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God gave this promise to his people during a time of great distress in Jeremiah 29:11.
A nation that does not follow God’s instructions and plans can become wild and unrestrained. I truly believe that sometimes God closes doors to protect us or to lead us back to the plans he had for us. People who fully and completely embrace God in their dreams, desires, hopes, and plans, have understood the crucial things in life! That God is good, and he has a magnificent plan for our lives. Jesus told us to seek first the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and then God will give you everything you need.
Following God’s plan for your life doesn’t mean that you won’t face challenges, it means that he will give you the strength to overcome whatever comes your way. For this week, I challenge you to seek first God’s kingdom and ask him what HIS amazing dreams for your life are. Ask God if there is any place in your life where you are not following his will and then, have the courage to change it if he highlights something! For his plans for you are only good.
“When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.”Proverbs 29:18
Do you live your life according to the word of God?
Weekly text: Acts 20:17-24