His Plan or Mine?


There is a verse in the Bible (Jeremiah 1:5, ESV) that says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Upon hearing that verse referenced in a recent sermon, I began to think about whether God has a plan for my life, for your life, for each person’s life, or whether our life is left to the plan we make on our own. As I often do when considering such questions, I decided not to rely upon my own judgment and understanding. Instead, I began to see what the Bible has to say on the subject, other than this familiar verse in Jeremiah.

I discovered that Isaiah also understood that God had a plan for Isaiah (ISAIAH 49:5 “And now the LORD says– he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength—“). The Apostle Paul is another well-known Bible character who discovered that God indeed had a plan for Paul’s life (GALATIANS 1:15-17 “15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.”). The Psalms, too, contain evidence that God does in fact have a plan for our life. PSALM 139:16 even observes that God has written down the plan He has for us (“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”).

Today I thank God that He is the Sovereign God who has created me and you. He has made each of us for His purpose and He does have a plan for each of us. My task, and yours, is to discover God’s plan and follow it as He enables us through His strength to do so. What have you discovered about God’s plan for you?

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~ by brotherfaron on May 18, 2015.

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