This week, I was just wondering what does “God’s plan for your life” truly mean. While dwelling on that thought. I realised the term “God’s plan” is often seen as a concept of the future. But in actual fact, “God’s plan for your life” includes the present. Who you meet today, your routines, your trials and challenges are all part of the plan God has for your life.
You might ask “what about the wrong decisions I’ve made, the people whom I might have accidentally offended?” Or say “my life is too mundane right now, perhaps I’m not living out God’s call in my life” Or be convinced that “God’s purpose for my life is too much of a complicated concept, and maybe, there is not even a plan at all”.
Notice that such thoughts seem to paint God as someone who is less than who he really is? He is the one who planned the universe to perfection. AND That same God planned YOUR life.
Your life is divinely orchestrated, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t go through negative situations. It means that God will use EVERYTHING to move you toward that place of goodness, the place he wants you to be. It is easy to think: why did that friend betray me, or why this unfair situation happened to me, or why weren’t my prayers answered. But this doesn’t mean that it is God is not in control. God uses good things, but he can use the not so good things just as much.“There is nothing in life happens TO you, it happens FOR you.” God would not allow it to happen to you if he didn’t have a purpose. Ultimately, it will not work against you, it is going to work for you. What was meant for harm, God will use for your advantage. Judas betrayed Jesus. If you stood in Jesus’s shoes, you would have been really furious with God if you didn’t trust that the Father had a purpose in using Judas. Judas in some sense probably served a greater purpose than any other disciples. If it weren’t the betrayal, there wouldn’t be a resurrection, and there wouldn’t have been a redemption. God uses the not so good things to create a greater and redeeming purpose at the end of the chapter or season
We can never fully encompass the wisdom of God in our minds. But we can trust and lean on His wisdom, that He will take us where he wants us to be, the purpose only you can fulfill, and no other person will be able to do the same.
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
Psalms 139:16 NIV
Remember, God has your best interest at heart. He has also taken to account all your weaknesses into His blueprint for your life, and he has purposed you to share in His glory.
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18
To make things easy to understand:
I think my life is boring = God is seeking me to remain in Him even in the quietness
I cannot understand why bad things are happening to me = it is not the end of the story, God is not done yet. Time will reveal his plans. Be patient. What you thought was bad may not be what it really is
I have no idea what is God’s plan for me = you are living in His plan already, as you remain in Him he will take you from glory to glory
Why isn’t God answering my prayers = “Do you really know what you are asking for?” God is telling you “I have something greater for you that I know you will love, you sure you want to just settle for this you asked?”
Hope this post has served as an encouragement to you. God bless