'"I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.' Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
The people of Israel were living as slaves in Babylon because they disobeyed God and decided to do their own thing. They had paid a high price for it, losing their homes, jobs, freedom and self-respect. The same thing can happen to us. We can decide to go our own way, follow our own plans, and ignore what God's asking us to do. Maybe it's because we're afraid to surrender our control, or maybe we think we know what's best for our lives.
God tells us the truth: 'The plans I have for you...are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me...I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes' (Jeremiah 29:11-14 NLT). That means God has a plan for our lives. And if we seek him 'wholeheartedly,' he'll reveal those plans to us.
God has a plan for every person, and the plans don't have expiration dates. Sometimes we can feel that we've wandered so far away from God's plan that we've missed our chance or will never be able to get back on track. But even if we've gone astray for years, that plan can still happen when we turn our lives over to him. His plans for us are so much better than anything we can plan.
So what now? Today make the choice to commit to seeking God and his plan rather than your own.
Soulfood: 1 Chr 12:23-15:29 Lk 12:35-48 Ps 119:33-40 Pro 20:28-30,