What's the plan? In His Word 4-17-23


What’s the Plan? In His Word  4-17-2023

Sometimes life just seems to have gone haywire. We loose loved ones to illnesses or worse, or our homes are destroyed in a storm. It is often hard for us to believe but, God has a plan for us, we are told this all the time. The Jeremiah 29:11 verse is repeated so much we can all quote it, I am sure. Reading further in the Word I found that our plans are weak in comparison to God’s plan. Our biggest plan for our life is worthless unless God has his say in it. Now there are some who would say He has His say regardless but I believe sometimes we cause our own delays. I think we often run headlong into life without stopping to think about it.

But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.  This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.  Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. 1 Corinthians  1:24-26

It is better to ask God before you do something, new or even reinventing yourself as they say.  Seek the Lord while He may be found, because He probably has some input to give you about any given situation if you just ask Him about it.

In my case after salvation, I was provided with friends who helped me along the way to a life career in teaching, and writing. The funny thing was that I was on one track before I accepted that I believed in Christ; I was attempting to have an exciting life of fun and adventure on a cruise ship. I went to college to learn transportation and tourism and somehow accepted the Lord in the mean time. One day between semesters I applied for a job as a teacher helper at a Montesori preschool and at a pizza place. I worked hard to get my tuition paid. Somewhere in there God had a plan. I got saved, I got baptized and I got another job at a Christian Preschool all connected to God’s plan. I ended up going to the church where I was baptized, and through that I met a woman who let me board with her one summer and eventually was taken in as part of the family when I met her oldest son. It was all part of God’s plan!


Since I was so sure of your understanding and trust, I wanted to give you a double blessing by visiting you twice— first on my way to Macedonia and again when I returned from Macedonia. Then you could send me on my way to Judea. You may be asking why I changed my plan. Do you think I make my plans carelessly? Do you think I am like people of the world who say “Yes” when they really mean “No”?  As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between “Yes” and “No.”  For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. 20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. 2 Corinthians 1: 15-20

We can make our plans, but God orders our steps. Proverbs 16:9

What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise, you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil. Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:15-17.

So, like it says in James 4 up there we should not make plans without consulting our personal Assistant! The Holy Spirit, comforter, God with us; you get the picture. Our lives will go much smoother when we don’t bolt out like a bull in a pen, but instead take the time to seek God for peace in a situation.


For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

No  matter what His plans are, or how they change suddenly, we need to remember also how things went with Joseph. God gave him dreams, that made him think it would be instant, but reality was he had to be sold as a slave, and a servant, put in jail and falsely before he became the head of the family as the dreams told him. Something to think about is that God does things in our lives that we do not always understand, but the most important thing is to remember that all things work together to the good of the Kingdom, and He who called us knows better than we do what is best. Once we just accept that point, things get a little easier to understand even if they still hurt and are a struggle to get through; God is always with us.

In His Love