God Has a Plan - He Always Does!
Jeremiah 29:11 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. (New International Version)
Isn’t it refreshing to know that the Lord has plans for our lives? That we don’t have to go through life solely based upon the plans that we’ve created for ourselves? If we can just be honest about it, sometimes we don’t have the best plans in mind. Sometimes our plans don’t go as we hope they will, and sometimes, we just plain and simply don’t have any plans at all!
But! The God of the universe has already mapped our lives out and guess what, His plans are always glorious. And even if it takes us a while, or a lifetime, to reach the destiny that He’s mapped out for us, WE WILL GET THERE!
Let’s look at King David for a minute. While David was a young shepherd boy, Samuel, the man of God, comes to his house to find the next king that God had provided for Himself. 1 Samuel 16:1 says, “Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For I have provided Myself a king among his sons.””
Although David had been anointed as king as a young boy, he found himself in some troubled situations. He serves then-King Saul faithfully, but King Saul becomes jealous of him and tries to kill him. Imagine running for your life from the king and his men, hiding in caves, afraid to come out and face the world, yet KNOWING that God has anointed you! The Bible tells us that David had to encourage himself in the Lord.
To every plan, there is a process. And although God’s Word came to David at an early age, it wasn’t until he had been tested and pruned that the manifestation showed up. God always gets His way! Rest assured, if He’s promised you something, then it IS coming to pass! His Word says that He has PLANS to prosper you, and not to harm you, PLANS to give you a hope and a future!
He has GREAT PLANS for YOU!
(c) 2009 Aleysha Proctor
Author of With Style & Amazing Grace and (coming soon!) He's the Keeper of My Soul