The Master Planner

Before the Great Creator turned the earth from a chaotic mass enveloped in dark vapors into a living planet,

before He filled it with all manner of vegetation and living creatures,

before He formed the father of humanity from the dust of the ground and the mother of humanity from man’s rib, our omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God knew who each one of us would be.

Before we were ever formed in our mother’s womb, our Great Intelligent Designer knew our complex genetic code, our DNA that makes us singularly unique. Truly God’s handiwork is amazing when it comes to our physical DNA, what is even more amazing is that the Master Planner also placed in us a spiritual DNA.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.                    Eph. 2:10 (NLT)

 For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.  Eph. 2:10 (The Voice)

God has a divine plan with good things for us to accomplish. But all too often we consider our lack of talent or abilities and question whether God truly has a plan for us.  Perhaps for those special Christians, the spiritual elite – the pastors, evangelists, missionaries or Bible teachers, but me?

 

Well, God’s Word declares this promise for each one of us:

“’For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for good and not for disaster, (plans) to give you hope and a future.’”                       (Jer. 29:11 NIV)

Without question, God has a divine plan for you!

But perhaps your struggle is not believing God has a plan, but rather that the plan God had for you has been withdrawn. You fear your mistakes, missteps and misplaced priorities have disqualified you.

But once again, God’s Word speaks a comforting and empowering truth:

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Rom. 8:28 NLT)

Truly we have a God who loves to reveal to us His purpose for our lives.  And if we have lost our way – but turn to Him with a sincere heart – His love will be on display as He revives and restores His good and divine plan into our lives.

Perhaps you would like to join me in this prayer:

“Oh, Lord I know my life is in Your hands. I wasn’t created to direct my own steps – to devise my own plan for my life. Forgive me for trying to do things my way.  I need you! I need your wisdom, guidance and strength to know and follow Your plan – the good and blessed plan you have for my life.  Amen.” 

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